INS Sarvekshak, a hydrographic survey ship of Indian Navy’s Southern Naval Command.
Recently, it arrived Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania for undertaking joint Hydrographic Survey along with the Tanzanian Navy.
It is a part of an initiative to bolster bilateral relations with friendly foreign countries and navies in the Indian Ocean region.
The joint survey will be conducted with the Naval personnel of Tanzania who have been trained in India in National Institute of Hydrography, Goa.
The ship will be undertaking pioneer survey of Pemba Island which would include detailed surveys of Port of Wesha and Kiuyo and Pemba Channel in Tanzania and on completion will be proceeding to Port Louis in Mauritius in December for survey of Grand Port.
In recent past, Indian Naval Hydrographic Ships Jamuna, Sutlej and Darshak have undertaken various hydrographic surveys of Dar-es-Salaam, Zanzibar, Makoni and Port Tanga in Tanzania.
INS Sarvekshak has also undertaken various foreign cooperation surveys in the last few years in Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Seychelles and Kenya.