INS Makar - Indigenous Catamaran Survey Ship

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  1. Neil

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    Gujarat govt company Alcock Ashdown Limited today handed over a newly built Makar vessel to the India Navy.

    Rs 109.89 crore catamaran hydrauligraphic survey vessel was for the first time operated today from Ghogha port of Saurashtra on maiden voyage to Mumbai.

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    Gujarat govt company Alcock Ashdown Limited today handed over a newly built Makar vessel to the India Navy.

    Rs 109.89 crore catamaran hydrauligraphic survey vessel was for the first time operated today from Ghogha port of Saurashtra on maiden voyage to Mumbai.

    Defense and Shipping ministries of central govt had given contract for construction of six vessels to Gujarat govt run company.

    Makar is first of those six vessels.

    500 tonne capacity vessel Makar is 53 meter long, 16 meter wide. It can work even in lower draft of 2.2 meter. 150 kw capacity computerized touch screen control pane, radar system, special system for emergency operation, electric control panel, AC plant, state-of-the-art survey equipments, powerful engine room, officers recreation area, VHF-VLF are some other features of this vessel.

    After completion of its induction procedure at Mumbai dock yard, Makar will be known as INS Makar.

    According to the release, the vessels will also be capable of limited coastal defence role in an emergency and will also have a limited search and rescue capability and limited ocean research capability.

    The Indian Navy has chosen to induct a vessel with a catamaran hull form for the first time and will be one of the very few select navies in the world to operate such sophisticated platforms, the release said.



    In pictures: Made in Gujarat,first hydrographic survey vessel ‘Makar’ handed over to the Indian Navy | DeshGujarat.Com
     
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    Re: In pictures:Made in Gujarat,first hydrographic survey vessel ‘Makar’ handed t

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    MAIN PARTICULARS

    LENGTH OVERALL 53.15M.
    LENGTH B.P. 45 M.
    BREADTH (MOULDED) 16 M.
    DRAUGHT (Max.) 4.50 M.
    DEPTH ( MOULDED) 4.5 M.
    DEAD WEIGHT 500 T.
    SPEED 12 Knots.

    Type of Vessel: Survey Vessel (Yard-257-262)
    Owners : Indian Navy



    is definitely needs some more polish and it will be the SEXIEST ship IN has operated till date...!!
     
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    Looks great but definitely need some polishing, and how much is indigenous?
     
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    Amazing ship... although catamarans are not new, this is definitely something to look forward to in the IN.
    OK now lets make a few more of these babies & weaponize them..... :devil:

    Just wishful thinking....
     
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    Adieu Makar, Chapal and Chamak

    INS Makar was commissioned into Navy on January 31, 1984. The ship was initially inducted as a minor survey vessel. She did numerous surveys for the Navy and the Hydrographic Department of India till 1993. Following Navy’s decision to increase its presence in the Palk Bay following LTTE activities off Tamil Nadu coast, the role of INS Makars was changed from surveying to local defence and its base port shifted from Kochi to Chennai. Under the changed role, the ship was deployed for the first time in the Palk Bay on January 2, 1994 and, thereafter, she was involved in innumerable exercises and operations.

    The ship had 40/60-mm Bofors as her main gun besides a number of small weapons. She had three officers and 35 sailors.

    INS Makar was decommissioned at a solemn ceremony at Chennai port. The ship’s flag was lowered at sunset as the buglers sounded the last post marking the end of its 21-year glorious service to the country. Cmde AT Lucose, commanding officer, INS Venduruthy, a naval training establishment at Kochi, was the chief guest. He was once the commanding officer of INS Makar. Cmde T Hari, Naval Officer in-Charge, Tamil Nadu was also present on the occasion. This was the first time that the decommissioning of a naval ship took place in Chennai.

    The flag of INS Makar being lowered for the last time

    At Visakhapatnam, Indian Naval ships ‘Chapal and Chamak’, were decommissioned. They were part of eight-missile boats acquired from the erstwhile Soviet Union. The two missile boats arrived in Kolkata on board the carrier ship Pripneprovsk and were commissioned in 1976 in Kolkata. Subsequently, they were part of 254 Killer Division to be integrated into 25th Killer Squadron and based in Mumbai.

    The decommissioning ceremony began with the arrival of Rear Admiral RP Suthan, Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command. He has commanded the two missile boats and 254 Killer Division. With the sounding of the last post at sunset, the paying of pendant along with naval ensign of both the ships were lowered for the last time. Later, boxes containing the naval ensign of the ships were handed over by Cdr Harish Bahl and Lt Chriss Koshy, the last commanding officers of INS Chapal and Chamak respectively, to the chief guest. A ceremonial guard was paraded on the occasion.

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    Re: In pictures:Made in Gujarat,first hydrographic survey vessel ‘Makar’ handed t

    Old INS Makar J-31
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    Few other Makar class ships.....

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    Ins Makar J-33

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    Alcock Ashdown Survey Catamaran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Alcock Ashdown Survey Catamaran:
    Alcock Ashdown Survey Catamarans are a series of six 600 ton Aluminium hulled Hydrographic Survey Catamarans being built by Alcock Ashdown (Gujarat) Ltd at its Bhavnagar shipyard for the Indian Navy. The ships are based on Sea Transport Solutions design part of Austal group, Australia. The vessels are intended to undertake coastal hydrographic survey and are also capable of limited coastal defense role in an emergency, limited search and rescue capability and limited ocean research.

    Alcock Ashdown (Gujarat) Ltd was awarded this contract, worth Rs 700-crore on December 28, 2006 through open competitive bidding, beating players like Larsen & Toubro, ABG Shipyard and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers.

    The ship is designed to carry standard hydrographic survey equipment and also Kongsberg Maritime's HUGIN 1000 Autonomous underwater vehicle. The first vessel of the series named INS Makar was launched in February 2010, and the second one, INS Meen was launched on 2 March 2010.

    As per original term of contract the first vessel was to be delivered by April 6, 2009, while the remaining five vessels were to be delivered within a year from July 6, 2009. But it was rescheduled now the delivery of vessels starts from September 2011 to March 2013.

    Specification

    Length : 49.8 m (163 ft)
    Beam (MID) : 16.0 m (52.5 ft)
    Depth (MID) : 4.5 m (15 ft)
    Maximum Draft when loaded : 2.2 m (7.2 ft)
    Range : 3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km; 3,500 mi) at economic cruising
    Cruising Speed : 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
    Maximum speed : 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
    Power : 2 × 1,007 KW Cummins KTA 38M2 and 2 × 567 KW Cummins QSK 19M.
     
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    Alcock Ashdown Survey Catamaran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Alcock Ashdown Survey Catamaran:
    Alcock Ashdown Survey Catamarans are a series of six 600 ton Aluminium hulled Hydrographic Survey Catamarans being built by Alcock Ashdown (Gujarat) Ltd at its Bhavnagar shipyard for the Indian Navy. The ships are based on Sea Transport Solutions design part of Austal group, Australia. The vessels are intended to undertake coastal hydrographic survey and are also capable of limited coastal defense role in an emergency, limited search and rescue capability and limited ocean research.

    Alcock Ashdown (Gujarat) Ltd was awarded this contract, worth Rs 700-crore on December 28, 2006 through open competitive bidding, beating players like Larsen & Toubro, ABG Shipyard and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers.

    The ship is designed to carry standard hydrographic survey equipment and also Kongsberg Maritime's HUGIN 1000 Autonomous underwater vehicle. The first vessel of the series named INS Makar was launched in February 2010, and the second one, INS Meen was launched on 2 March 2010.

    As per original term of contract the first vessel was to be delivered by April 6, 2009, while the remaining five vessels were to be delivered within a year from July 6, 2009. But it was rescheduled now the delivery of vessels starts from September 2011 to March 2013.

    Specification

    Length : 49.8 m (163 ft)
    Beam (MID) : 16.0 m (52.5 ft)
    Depth (MID) : 4.5 m (15 ft)
    Maximum Draft when loaded : 2.2 m (7.2 ft)
    Range : 3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km; 3,500 mi) at economic cruising
    Cruising Speed : 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
    Maximum speed : 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
    Power : 2 × 1,007 KW Cummins KTA 38M2 and 2 × 567 KW Cummins QSK 19M.
     
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    OR
    Something like this.....

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    Westpac Express, (civilian use).
     
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    $20 million for a 500 ton catamaran. Now that is something.
     
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    What's the use of hydrograpy research in IN? isn't hydrography is something related to geology, in specific hydrogeology ?
     
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    Survey of undersea relief is essential for any self-respecting navy. Marine cartography is an essential for the uninterrupted passage of traffic (both merchant and fighting navy). Submariners make it compulsory to create a detailed undersea relief map, otherwise undersea collision is inevitable.
     
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    Nice, but u possibly can't beat something like this (lets check out the competition) -
    Apologies to Niel for derailing this thread...but have to say the following can be awesome (& verrrrrry expensive) hydrographic survey vessels as well.

    USS Swift (HSV 2)
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    The Swift is a twin hulled catamaran, designed and built in Australia. The HSV (High Speed Vessel) is actually a small ship, 320 feet long and displaces 1900 tons. It can carry up to 800 tons of cargo and has airline style seating for 300 troops, although up to 600 can be carried. The cargo can include vehicles of up to 70 tons each, including M-1 tanks. The Swift has a helo pad aft, and it can carry two UH-60 or CH-46 helos.

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    Sea Shadow
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    Sea Shadow is a test platform for researching advanced technologies in propulsion, automation, sea-keeping and reduced signatures.

    or this -
    Sea Fighter
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    The Sea Fighter is an aluminum catamaran designed to operate effectively in littoral, or coastal, waters. The experimental vessel will be used to test the hydrodynamic performance, structural performance, structural behavior, mission flexibility and propulsion-system efficiency of high-speed vessels.

    or perhaps the one fielded (or should I say floated) by our neighbour -

    Type 022 (Houbei-class)

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    The Type 022 features a wave-piercing catamaran hull design known as Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (SWATH). This little craft has caused quite a concern amongst the U.S. Navy. Designed to operate/ hunt in swarms it's quite heavily armed & steathy. The vessel is equipped with eight YJ-83 anti-ship missiles housed in two large missile launch complexes at the stern. On the front deck locates a Russian AK-630 30mm close-in weapon system (CIWS) for short-range air defence. There are also two 4-cell tube launchers on the bow deck, possibly for launching decoys/chaffs.
     
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    totally OT but a nice ship....!!

    the Zumwalt class destroyer....

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    The class is planned to feature a low radar profile; an integrated power system, which can send electricity to the electric drive motors or weapons, which may some day include a railgun[8] or free-electron lasers;total ship computing environment infrastructure, serving as the ship's primary LAN and as the hardware-independent platform for all of the ship's software ensembles; automated fire-fighting systems and automated piping rupture isolation. The class is designed to require a smaller crew and be less expensive to operate than comparable warships. It will have a wave-piercing tumblehome hull form whose sides slope inward above the waterline. This will reduce the radar cross-section, returning much less energy than a more hard-angled hull form. As of January 2009, the GAO found that only four out of 12 of the critical technologies were mature.

    The lead ship will be named Zumwalt for Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, and carries the hull number DDG-1000. Originally 32 ships were planned, but this was progressively cut down to three. The Navy expects each ship to cost nearly $3.8 billion. Including research and development, the cost grows to $7 billion apiece.
     
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    1st Indian-built Catamaran Survey Ship Inducted

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    Navy Statement: The Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha commissioned INS Makar into the Indian Navy today. Makar is a catamaran hydrographic survey vessel and is the first of its kind to be inducted in the Indian Navy. The vessel is indigenously built by Alcock Ashdown Gujarat Ltd. The primary role of the ship is to undertake hydrographic surveys, required for production of nautical charts and publications aimed at improving navigational safety at sea. Makar is equipped with an array of modern surveying equipment and also undertake limited oceanographic surveys towards providing marine environmental data.

    The ship is propelled by four Cummins engines as well as two bow thrusters. The ship has two survey motor boats. Her equipment outfit for hydrographic survey includes Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) for closer investigations, advanced Electronic Positioning System, Multibeam Swath Sounding Systems and Sub Bottom Profiler. She also has a full range of the latest oceanographic and land survey equipment.

    Accommodation for six officers and 44 sailors incorporates advanced ergonomic design and ensures crew comfort and space management. The ship has enhanced Indian Navy's already existing world class sea/ocean survey capability.

    Livefist: 1st Indian-built Catamaran Survey Ship Inducted
     
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    Looking good! :thumb: What is the top speed?
     
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    1st Indian-built Catamaran Survey Ship Inducted

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    Navy Statement: The Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha commissioned INS Makar into the Indian Navy today. Makar is a catamaran hydrographic survey vessel and is the first of its kind to be inducted in the Indian Navy. The vessel is indigenously built by Alcock Ashdown Gujarat Ltd. The primary role of the ship is to undertake hydrographic surveys, required for production of nautical charts and publications aimed at improving navigational safety at sea. Makar is equipped with an array of modern surveying equipment and also undertake limited oceanographic surveys towards providing marine environmental data.

    The ship is propelled by four Cummins engines as well as two bow thrusters. The ship has two survey motor boats. Her equipment outfit for hydrographic survey includes Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) for closer investigations, advanced Electronic Positioning System, Multibeam Swath Sounding Systems and Sub Bottom Profiler. She also has a full range of the latest oceanographic and land survey equipment.

    Accommodation for six officers and 44 sailors incorporates advanced ergonomic design and ensures crew comfort and space management. The ship has enhanced Indian Navy's already existing world class sea/ocean survey capability.
     
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