Diving Support Vessels in News

IAS Prelims 2023

A contract was signed by the Indian Navy with M/s Hindustan Shipyard Limited, Vishakhapatnam, for construction of two Diving Support Vessels (DSV) to augment the Indian Navy’s submarine support operations on either coast.

The vessels to be based at Vishakhapatnam and Mumbai respectively, would be of 118 m in length and of approximately 7,650 T displacement.

In addition to operating submarines to secure our waters, the Indian Navy undertakes diving operations in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

The DSV is also equipped with a Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV), which significantly enhances its Submarine Rescue Capabilities.

Contract for procurement of two sets of non-tethered DSRV, capable of effecting submarine rescue upto depths of 650 meters has been concluded with M/s James Fisher Defence, UK.

The first DSRV was delivered at Mumbai in Apr 18 and the second DSRV slated for Vishakhapatnam is expected by end Dec 18.