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Odisha State Pollution Control Board “Sagar Utkal’ dedicated from Paradip port.

Paradip: 5/8/17 “Sagar Utkal’ of Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) under Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project was dedicated today from Paradip port.

This vessel was inducted for in-situ and on-board scientific analysis of oceanographic environment parameters.

The vessel would come in handy for the scientific assessment of 80 Km coastal stretch from Dhamra to Paradip in the Bay of Bengal. Besides microscopic observation of biological oceanography activities can now be meticulously performed with the on-board laboratory facility put in place at the vessel, said Anupam Behera, Nodal Officer, Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project of OSPCB.

Sagar Utkal is a catamaran double-hulled 18.5 metre long vessel with seven metre width. It’s a typical research oriented vessel that sails at slow pace of 8 nautical miles per hour. It’s equipped with laboratory facilities for scientific analysis on board.

Debidutta Biswal, member secretary OSPCB, Rinkesh Roy, chairman Paradip Port Trust, Susanta Nanda, Project Director, ICZMP, Ajit Pattnaik ex-PD, ICZMP and Chief Executive Officer, Dhamra port among others graced the occasion even as the state-of-the-art vessel begun its voyage for oceanographic monitoring activities.



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