Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) Complex inaugrated

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Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) Complex inaugrated

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-III – Science and technology; Defence and security

In News:

  • The Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) Complex was recently inaugurated by Vice Admiral, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Naval Command (ENC) at Visakhapatnam.
  • It has been designed to accommodate the newly inducted Submarine Rescue System and to store the DSRV assets in a rescue-ready state.  

Important value additions 

Submarine Rescue system

  • It consists of a Submarine Rescue Vessel, a Remote Operations Vehicle, Side Scan Sonar and associated equipment. 
  • It also has Diver Decompression Chambers and hyperbaric (involving a gas at a pressure greater than normal) medical equipment to decompress submariners after being rescued from a sunken submarine.
  • It can be rapidly mobilised by air or road to facilitate submarine rescue operations even at distant locations.
  • The Indian Navy has inducted two such systems which will provide rescue cover to submarines on the West and East coast of India respectively.
  • Currently, there are about 40 nations that operate submarines in the world out of which only a few have any form of submarine rescue capability. 

Image source: The Hindu

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