India sends navy ship to Tanzania for joint hydrographic surveys

The Indian Navy sent its hydrographic survey ship INS Sarvekshak to Tanazania where it joined the Tanzanian Navy for two days of hydrographic surveys.

The joint survey started November 15 and is being conducted with the naval personnel of Tanzania who have been trained at the Indian National Institute of Hydrography in Goa.

The ship will be undertaking pioneer survey of Pemba Island which would include detailed surveys of Port of Wesha and Kiuyo and Pemba Channel in Tanzania and on completion will be proceeding to Port Louis in Mauritius in December for survey of Grand Port. In recent past, Indian Naval Hydrographic Ships Jamuna, Sutlej and Darshak have undertaken various hydrographic surveys of Dar-es-Salaam, Zanzibar, Makoni and Port Tanga in Tanzania.

INS Sarvekshak will visit Dar-es-Salaam harbour in Tanzania during her stay for refuelling and replenishing stores and provisions.

INS Sarvekshak is a specialised survey ship of the Indian Navy equipped with deep sea multi beam echo sounder systems, 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.

The ship is 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.