Navy in action: 3 warships bring medical supplies, 2 more on way

at 8:50 pm
INS Airavat entering Visakhapatnam

New Delhi (NVI): Under the ongoing Operation ‘Samudra Setu II’, three warships of the Indian Navy today 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.

Two more ships are en route from Kuwait and one is at Brunei for loading of medical supplies.

Through the day today, Navy ship INS Kolkata arrived at New Mangalore, INS Trikand entered Mumbai and INS Airavat arrived in Visakhapatnam.

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.

INS Airavat arrived in Visakhapatnam with 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.

The consignment carried is part of the French mission “Oxygen Solidarity Bridge” to support India’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic, the statement 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.