ORV Sagar Kanya

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Name: Sagar Kanya
Owner: National Centre for Antarctic & Ocean Research (NCAOR)
Completed: 1983
Status: In service
General characteristics
Type: Research Vessel
Displacement: Gross Tonnage 4888 RT /Net Tonnage 1029 RT Deadweight 1554.5 metric tons
Length: 100.34 metres
Beam: 16.39 metres
Propulsion: Engine Electric propulsion (2x1230 KW)
Speed: 14.25 knots
Range: 45 days/10,000 nautical miles

ORV Sagar Kanya is a research vessel owned and operated by India's National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR). The ship has helped in India's studies of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean.[1]

In the year 1983, under Indo-German collaboration, a multidisciplinary research vessel was built in Germany and delivered in India to Ministry of Earth Sciences (then Department of Ocean Development). The vessel is a versatile ocean observing platform equipped with technologically advanced scientific equipment and related facilities. The vessel has been built in conformity with highest class requirements of “Lloyd’s Register of Shipping” and “Indian Register of Shipping". The vessel is fully automatic diesel-electric type equipped with DP System. In addition to the twin-screw propulsion two fin rudders and one bow thruster will give the vessel excellent maneuvering ability.