‘Sanshodhak’ meaning ‘Researcher’, 4th warship vessel of Indian Navy launched…….

Last Updated on July 30, 2023 by admin

The ‘Sanshodhak’, the fourth ship of the Survey Vessels (Large) (SVL) Project being constructed by L&T/GRSE for the Indian Navy, was launched in Kattupalli, Chennai. The ship’s name, ‘Sanshodhak’, meaning ‘Researcher,’ signifies its primary role as a Survey Vessel. The SVL project involves four ships, with the first ship built at GRSE in Kolkata and the remaining three ships constructed up to the outfitting stage by M/s L&T Shipbuilding in Kattupalli. The first three ships of the project, Sandhayak, Nirdeshak and Ikshak were launched in Dec 2021, May 2022, and Nov 2022 respectively.

These new-generation hydrographic survey ships, measuring 110m in length and 16m in width, will replace the existing Sandhayak Class ships and are equipped with state-of-the-art hydrographic equipment for collecting oceanographic data. They will conduct coastal and deep-water surveys, collect oceanographic and geophysical data, and have secondary roles in defense, HADR, and acting as a hospital ship during emergencies.

Dignitaries present at the event included Vice Admiral Kiran Deshmukh AVSM, VSM, CWP&A, Vice Admiral Adhir Arora, AVSM, NM, Chief Hydrographer to the Government of India, and Cmde P R Hari IN (Retd), Chairman and Managing Director of GRSE, alongside senior officials from the Indian Navy and GRSE.

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