INS Sarvekshak on a deployment to Mauritius
Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – International Relations
- INS Sarvekshak, a hydrographic survey ship, is on a deployment to Mauritius for undertaking joint hydrographic surveys along with their Mauritian counterparts.
- During the deployment, training of Mauritian personnel on advanced hydrographic equipment and practices will also be undertaken.
- The ship commenced the hydrographic survey of ‘Deep sea area off Port Louis’.
- INS Sarvekshak, a specialised survey ship is fitted with state-of-the-art survey equipment like Deep Sea Multi-Beam Echo Sounder, Side Scan Sonars and a fully automated digital surveying and processing system.
- In addition, the ship carries an integral Chetak helicopter, which would be extensively deployed during the survey.
- INS Sarvekshak has undertaken various foreign cooperation surveys over the last few years in Mauritius, Seychelles, Tanzania and Kenya.