INS Sandhayak

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  • Sandhayak-Class Survey Ships: Operated by the Indian Navy for hydrographic surveys, both in shallow coastal and deep oceanic areas.
  • New INS Sandhayak: Launched on December 5, 2021, by GRSE as the first of four advanced survey vessels, delivered to the Indian Navy on December 4, 2023.
  • Technical Specifications: The original Sandhayak-class ships have a displacement of 1,929 long tons, a length of 87.8 meters, and a speed of 16 knots. The new INS Sandhayak is larger, with a displacement of 3,300 tonnes and a length of 110 meters.
  • Capabilities: Equipped with advanced surveying, navigational, and communication systems for producing digital navigational charts and publications. They can also assist in war and natural calamities.
  • Survey Equipment: Includes multi-beam swath echo sounding systems, differential GPS, motion sensors, sea gravimeter, magnetometer, and oceanographic sensors.
  • Builders: The Sandhayak-class ships were built by GRSE, Kolkata, and Goa Shipyard, Ltd., Vasco.
  • Ships in Class: Includes Sandhayak (decommissioned), Investigator, Nirdeshak (decommissioned), Nirupak, Sarveshak, Jamuna, Darshak, and Sutlej.

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