Indian Navy inducts its first Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle


The Indian Navy has inducted its first Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) System at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.

Highlights:
  • DSRV is used to rescue crew members stranded in submarines that get disabled. The Indian Navy joins a select group of naval forces in the world that boasts of this niche capability.
  • The induction of the DSRV marks the culmination of years of effort of the Indian Navy in acquiring this niche submarine rescue capability.
  • The Indian Navy currently operates submarines of the Sindhughosh, Shishumar, Kalvari Classes as well as nuclear powered submarines.
  • The operating medium and the nature of operations undertaken by submarines expose them to high degree of inherent risk.
  • In such an eventuality, traditional methods of search and rescue at sea are ineffective for a disabled submarine.
  • To overcome this capability gap the Navy has acquired a third generation, advanced Submarine Rescue System considering of a Non-tethered Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) and its associated equipment.
  • The Indian Navy’s DSRV System is considered to be the most advanced system currently in operation globally for its capability of undertaking rescue from a disabled Submarine upto 650 m depth.



Indian Navy inducts its first Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle Indian Navy inducts its first Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle Reviewed by The Hindu Current Affairs on December 13, 2018 Rating: 5

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