Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has celebrated commissioning of the coastal research vessel Sagar Anveshika, capable of conducting environmental indexing and bathymetric surveys in both coastal and offshore waters.
Sagar Anveshika is a DP1-capable vessel owned by National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT/ Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt of India).
Sagar Anveshika is the second of two coastal research vessels built for NIOT.
Apart from classification, IRClass provided assistance to the owners in seamless integration of research equipment including the laboratories and deck machinery, to ensure that both the vessels satisfy the Scientific Mission Requirements, while complying with applicable rules, conventions, regulations and the flag state.
“We thank IRClass for its contribution which led to successful completion of the project without delays and cost overruns,” said Dr Atmanand, director NIOT.
“We look forward to future collaborations with IRClass on mutually-beneficial projects of significance not only to our respective organisations but to the maritime ecosystem at large,” said Dr Rajasekhar, project director Vessel management cell, NIOT.
Vijay Arora, joint managing director, IRClass, said: “The successful commissioning of Sagar Anveshika bears eloquent testimony to the hard work of the owners, ship builders, ship designers, and all those who were involved with the project. IRClass is proud to be part of the Indian maritime ecosystem that continues to deliver high quality ships that meet the requirements of discerning owners worldwide.”