SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
The Ministry of Defence, Government of India, intends to lease one vessel for a Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV) Mother-Ship (MOSHIP) and Submarine Support Ship for four years and seeks participation in the leasing process from prospective Bidders subject to requirements in succeeding paragraphs.
The Vessel is to be used for various lawful services required by the Indian Navy. The utilization of the Vessel would include:-
(a) To function as a Mother Ship for trials, operation, and training related to IN DSRV System at sea.
(b) To be utilized as a Submarine Support Ship on induction of DSVS.
(c) To maintain communication by VHF and satellite communication with nominated organizations under HQWNC and HQENC.
India is amongst the few countries in the world capable of undertaking a Search and Rescue of a disabled submarine through a DSRV. Indian Navy’s DSRV system can locate a submarine up to 1,000m depth utilizing its state of art Side Scan Sonar (SSS) and Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV),” it stated, adding that after the submarine is successfully located, another sub-module of DSRV — the Submarine Rescue Vehicle (SRV) — links with the submarine to rescue the trapped personnel. The SRV can also be used to provide emergency supplies to the submarine.
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