With the commissioning of the coastal research vessel Sagar Anveshika, the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has been able to celebrate yet another collaborative success with the Indian shipbuilding sector. Built under IRClass, Sagar Anveshika is a DP1-capable vessel fitted with state-of-the-art equipment that allows its owner, National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), to carry out environmental indexing and bathymetric surveys in both coastal and offshore waters. Sagar Anveshika is the second of two coastal research vessels built for NIOT by Titagarh Wagons, the first being Sagar Tara, which was delivered in August 2019.
Vijay Arora, Joint Managing Director, IRClass, commented: “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.”