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Ikshak Survey Vessel

  • IASbaba
  • November 30, 2022
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Context: Recently Ikshak, the third of the four Survey Vessels (Large) (SVL) Project for Indian Navy was launched.

About Ikshak Survey Vessel:

  • ‘Ikshak’, the third of the four Survey Vessels (Large) (SVL) Project, being built by GRSE/L&T for Indian Navy was launched at Kattupalli, Chennai.
  • The ship has been named ‘Ikshak’ which means ‘Guide’. The ship has been named to signify the contribution of the Survey ships towards facilitating safe passage for Mariners at Sea.
  • Survey vessels -large (SVL) ships will replace the existing Sandhayak Class survey ships with new generation hydrographic equipment to collect oceanographic data.
  • The Survey Vessel (Large) ships are 110 m long, 16 m wide with deep displacement of 3400 tons and a complement of 231 personnel.
  • The hull of these ships is made from indigenously developed DMR 249-A steel manufactured by Steel Authority of India Limited.
  • The primary role of the ships would be to undertake full scale coastal and deep-water hydrographic surveys of Ports and navigational channels.
  • The ships would also be deployed for collecting oceanographic and geophysical data for defence as well as civil applications.
  • In their secondary role, the ships are capable of providing limited defence, besides serving as Hospital ships during emergencies.

Source: PIB

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