Sagar Nidhi Commissioning Photographs

by OldSailor on March 10, 2008

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The Rs. 232-crore, Oceanography Research Vessel (ORV) Sagar Nidhi joined the fleet of Indian Research Vessels on March 03. The vessel was dedicated to the nation at Chennai by Union Minister for Earth Sciences, Kapil Sibal in the presence of Union Minister of Shipping T.R. Baalu. ORV Sagar Nidhi will be under the control of National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai.

Here are some photographs:

Union Minister for Earth Sciences, Kapil Sibal taking salute

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Union Minister of Shipping T.R. Baalu taking salute

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Commissioning address by Union Minister for Earth Sciences, Kapil Sibal

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Commissioning address by Union Minister of Shipping T.R. Baalu

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Union Minister of Shipping T.R. Baalu, honouring Union Minister for Earth Sciences, Kapil Sibal

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Both the ministers on discussion

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The Commissioning

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All the VIPs

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Mr D.Rajasekhar, Head of NIOT Vessel Management Cell having discussions with Union Minister of Shipping T.R. Baalu

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Update: September 21

Visit to Sagar Nidhi is permitted. Any one above Eight years can visit. Photography is also permitted onboard. Schools,Colleges can also organise visits. To visit Sagar Nidhi at Chennai, contact: Mr D.Rajasekhar, Head of NIOT Vessel Management Cell through emailĀ  rajasekhar@niot.res.in.

Source: Times of India, Chennai edition dated September 19.

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