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First Indigenously Built Research Ship 'Sindhu Sadhana' Dedicated to Nation
Jul 17, 2014

In a historic ceremony held at the Marmugao Harbour of Goa the nation’s the first ever indigenously built Research Vessel (Ship) Sindhu Sadhana was dedicated to the nation. The ship is acquired recently by the CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography. Sindhu Sadhana is a multi-disciplinary research vessel equipped with a number of laboratories for data collection, echo sounders, acoustic doppler, profiler, autonomous weather station, air quality monitors and a host of other world-class latest equipments in the field of ocean technology and ocean research.

Salient features of the new research ship, Sindhu Sadhana will greatly enhance the capabilities of Indian oceanographers to make multi-disciplinary observations with a capability to predict the future changes in oceanographic processes, thus generating enormous inputs, which will benefit not only India but also the number of other nations and seas around India. Initiatives like Sindhu Sadhana will also help an economic breakthrough in the area of shipping, fishing, exploration for oil and natural gas, submarine pipeline etc.


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