Indian Navy’s Tarkash brings medical oxygen from Qatar

at 6:52 pm

New Delhi (NVI): Indian Navy warship Tarkash today brought 230 oxygen cylinders and two liquid medical oxygen (LMO) cryogenic containers of 20 MT each from Qatar.

The oxygen containers were facilitated by the French Mission as part of “Oxygen Solidarity Bridge” and Oxygen cylinders were gifted by Indian diaspora in Qatar, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

The consignment was handed over to Civil Administration, Maharashtra.

Earlier, till two days back, under the ongoing Operation ‘Samudra Setu II’, three warships of the Indian Navy had brought large consignments of essential medical supplies, including oxygen, from friendly countries in the Persian Gulf and South East Asia as part of support to the nation’s fight against Covid.

INS Airavat ferried eight cryogenic oxygen tanks and around 4000 oxygen cylinders along with other critical medical equipment/supplies from Singapore, a statement by the Ministry of Defence said.

Indian Naval Ship Trikand was deployed to augment shipment of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) cryogenic containers from Hamad Port, Qatar to Mumbai. The ship arrived at Mumbai with 40 MT of liquid Oxygen, it said.

INS Kolkata arrived at New Mangalore Port with 400 bottles of Oxygen and two 27 MT containers of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) that were loaded in Qatar and Kuwait.

These ships are part of nine ships deployed for COVID relief Operation ‘Samudra Setu II’ for shipment of Liquid Medical Oxygen and associated medical equipment from friendly foreign countries in the Persian Gulf and South East Asia.