Indian Navy’s Submarine Sindhudhvaj, in its search for the missing Coast Guard Dornier aircraft, picked up a barrage of transmissions in a depth of 996 meters on July 6, 2015.
This information was a vital source for deployment of the Reliance vessel, M/v Olympic Canyon to localize the search.
After a total of 693 hours of surface search effort and 196 hours of air search effort, the quest showed positive results.
The Multifunctional Support Vessel (MSV) of M/s Reliance India Limited with integrated Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) was able to locate and recover the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and one Line Replacement Unit (LRU) from a depth of 950m.
The FDR could provide vital inputs towards establishing the cause of the incident.
The Dornier aircraft went missing on June 8, 2015 after a routine maritime surveillance sortie along the Tamil Nadu coast.