INS Darshak, a hydrographic survey vessel of Eastern Naval Command based at Visakhapatnam, India, has successfully completed the hydrographic survey of Tanga Port, Tanzania.
This survey is particularly important to the Tanzanian Government and Tanga in light of the port’s future expansion plans.
The joint survey saw participation of both Tanzanian and Indian Naval personnel towards completion of task; during which training to the Tanzanian naval personnel embarked onboard was also undertaken.
This survey was undertaken under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed for Foreign Cooperation in the field of Hydrography between Tanzania and India on exchange of hydrographic data to promote development and cooperation through conducting surveys, exchange of data, capacity building and infrastructure strengthening.
On completion of the survey, the Preliminary Navigational Chart of Tanga Harbor was handed over to the Government of Tanzania.