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R V Samudra Kaustubh (1984 - till date) Back To MCSD Home

The two coastal research vessels namely R.V. Samudra Kaustubh and R. V. Samudra Saudhikama built in Netherlands were commissioned in 1984. R.V. Samudra Kaustubh (RVST) is engaged within Territorial waters of east coast of India. The vessel is equipped with modern instruments and sampling components which were deployed for mounting various typed of investigations such as seabed mapping, offshore placer sands, construction grade sand, geotechnical investigations, environmental programmes and site specific surveys for R&D programmes like submerged archaeological artefacts. The vessel was fitted with shallow multibeam ecosounder system in the year 2006 and was utilized for detailed swath bathymetric surveys upto contiguous zone.


Research Vessel Samudra Kaustubh

Length (Overall) : 35.00 m
Breadth : 8.26 m
Draft : 1.22 m
Gross tonnage : 300 tonnes
Scientific complement: 12
Endurance: 7 days
Scientific Equipments
Swath Bathymetry of Shallow Multibeam Ecosounder
9 elements towed Sparker System with hydrophone streamer on Winch
Side Scan Sonar System
Cesium Vapour Magnetometer
Bathy1500 Dual frequency (32 KHz and 200 KHz) Digital Echosounder
Vibro-corer and gravity corer (4.5m)
Grab sampler
Nansen Bottles with Water analysis unit
Sea water current meter
Position Fixing System :
Trisponder System with 542 DDMU
DGPS with inbuilt Beacon and with shallow depth (50 m) echosounder
Deck Machinery :
Oceanographic Winch
Hydrographic Winch
Auxiliary Winches
Ships Crane (15 Tonnes capacity)
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