INS Sarvekshak reaches Dar-Es-Salaam to conduct Joint Hydrographic Survey with Tanzanian Navy

Nov 17, 2017 10:04 IST
INS Sarvekshak

INS Sarvekshak, a hydrographic survey ship of Southern Naval Command, arrived Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania on 15 November 2017 for conducting Joint Hydrographic Survey along with the Tanzanian Navy.

The Joint Hydrographic Survey is being conducted with an aim to boost bilateral relations with friendly foreign countries and navies in the Indian ocean region.

Key Highlights

• The joint survey will be conducted with the Naval personnel of Tanzania who have been trained in India in National Institute of Hydrography, Goa.
• During the survey, training of Tanzanian Naval personnel will also be undertaken on advanced hydrographic equipment and practices.
• The ship will visit Dar-es-Salaam harbour in Tanzania for refuelling and replenishing stores and provisions.  
• Joint training exercises with Tanzanian Navy will also be conducted during the period of deployment.
• The ship will undertake pioneer survey of Pemba Island which will include detailed surveys of  Port of Wesha and Kiuyo and Pemba Channel in Tanzania.
• Once the survey is completed, the ship will proceed to Port Louis in Mauritius in December 2017 for survey of Grand Port.

About INS Sarvekshak
• INS Sarvekshak is a specialised survey ship of the Indian Navy presently based at Kochi and is fitted with up to date survey equipment like Deep Sea Multi beam echo sounder system, Side Scan Sonars and a fully automated digital surveying system.
• It is the second ship of the Darshak class of ships and has a complement of 15 officers and 175 sailors and is presently commanded by Captain Peush Pawsey, who previously commanded INS Darshak.
• It carries an integral Chetak helicopter which will be deployed during the survey.

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Earlier, Indian Naval Hydrographic Ships Jamuna, Sutlej and Darshak have also undertaken various hydrographic surveys of Dar-es-Salaam, Zanzibar, Makoni and Port Tanga in Tanzania.

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