transfer of two Osprey-class minehunter coastal ships to
Cormorant (MHC-57). Both were decommissioned in 2007 and now
awaiting it’s to India.
classify, and destroy moored and bottom naval mines from vital
waterways. They use sonar and video systems, cable cutters and
a mine detonating device that can be released and detonated by
Their primary mission is reconnaissance, classification,
and neutralisation of all types of moored and bottom mines in
littoral areas, harbours and coastal waterways. The ships are
equipped with a high definition, variable-depth sonar, and a
remotely-operated, robotic submarine used to neutralise mines.