The Indian Navy concluded maiden trials of its new Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV) on October 15.
The DSRV carried out underwater mating with a bottomed submarine at a depth of over 90 metres. On successful mating, the DSRV crew opened its hatches and the submarine hatches and carried out transfer of personnel from the submarine to the DSRV.
During the trials, the DSRV was also able to dive successfully up to 666 metres, which is a record for deepest submergence by a manned vessel in Indian waters.
The DSRV crew also carried out ROV operations at a depth of over 750 metres and side scan sonar operations at a depth of over 650 metres, which are both “firsts” for the Indian Navy.
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