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NEWCON Survey Training Vessel (STV)

The Ministry of Defence, Government of India, announced 07 June 2018 that it intended to procure One Survey Training Vessel (STV) for the Indian Navy from Indian Shipyards. Primary Role is training of personnel in conduct of full scale coastal and deepwater hydrographic survey of ports and harbours, approaches and determination of navigational channels/ routes, surveys of maritime limits up to EEZ / extended continental shelf, as well as conduct of limited oceanographic surveys for defence applications.

Secondary Roles are to perform limited defence role in an emergency [suitable arrangements for installation of one 30 mm Naval Surface Gun (NSG) with Electro Optical Fire Control System (EOFCS) or as indicated by Indian Navy. The ship would have limited search and rescue capability; limited ocean research capability, and could be capable of performing as a hospital ship/casualty holding ship, with a limited role in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operation.

The ship is to be built as per the rules and regulations of IHQ of MoD(N) approved Classification Societies with an expected life of 30 years. The notation for the vessel and QAP for shipbuilding including trials shall be finalized in consultation with IHQ of MoD(N). The classification society rules will be applied for parts not covered by Naval Specifications mentioned in this document.

The Propulsion System should consist of twin-shaft arrangement, each shaft driven by one Marine Engine driving a Fixed Pitch Propeller through a reversible reduction gearbox. Auxiliary Propulsion consisting of Stern Thrusters is to be provided to cater for prolonged slow speed operation of the vessel to avoid under loading of main diesel engines and enable better manoeuvrability. The ship is to be provided with active stabiliser system to ensure optimum utilisation of weapons, sensors, aviation facilities as well as operational and habitability criteria of the ship along with reduction of the heavy rolling of the ship.

The ship should be capable of operating one Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) or Naval Utility Helicopter (NUH). Retractable Hangar for the full stowage of the aircraft. Flight Deck should be capable of sustained operations of the helicopter of approx weight of six tons. Two Survey Motor Boats (SMBs) of approx length 11.0 m and two SMB are of approx. length 9.0 m. All four SMBs to be hoisted by a suitably located Centreline Crane with a provision of stowage on the deck. The crane should be telescopic/ retractable with a minimum outreach of 5m beyond the ship side. The Safe Working Load (SWL) of the centreline crane for lowering and hoisting of SMBs should be at least 10 tonnes at maximum outreach.

Two modern class rooms one with a capacity of 30 and the other with a capacity of 10 to train personnel would also serve as facilities for planning and execution of the hydrographic surveys. It should be equipped with a 52 LED (or later generation) display capable of interfacing with laptop/ PC for briefings and presentation. In addition, it should include state-of-the-art training gadgets such as smart boards, projection system, recordable Public Address (PA) system and training LAN. The class rooms should have mini lockers and coffee/ tea vending machines to cater for 40 trainees.

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