INS Sarvekshak on a deployment to Mauritius

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  • April 10, 2021
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INS Sarvekshak on a deployment to Mauritius

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – International Relations 

In news

  • INS Sarvekshak, a hydrographic survey ship, is on a deployment to Mauritius for undertaking joint hydrographic surveys along with their Mauritian counterparts.

Key takeaways 

  • 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.

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