Two more Indian Navy ships arrive with critical Covid-19 supplies
They are part of nine ships deployed for Covid-19 relief under Operation Samudra Setu II
Two more Indian Naval Ships, INS Kochi and INS Tabar, reached New Mangalore Port on Tuesday with critical medical supplies to help the country fight the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The ships, with a cumulative consignment of 100 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) in five containers and 1400 Oxygen cylinders, had departed Kuwait for India on May 6.
While INS Tabar carried 40 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen and 600 Oxygen Cylinders, INS Kochi was loaded with 60 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen and 800 Oxygen Cylinders.
The shipment of oxygen supplies was handed over to Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) authorities for further necessary action, the Ministry of Defence said.
INS Kochi and INS Tabar are part of nine ships deployed for Covid-19 relief under 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.
Three India Navy ships carrying oxygen and other critical Covid-19 medical supplies from Singapore, Kuwait and Qatar had arrived in India on Monday.
INS Kolkata arrived at New Mangalore carrying supplies from Qatar and Kuwait, INS Trikand entered Mumbai after sailing from Qatar, and INS Airavat arrived in Visakhapatnam from Singapore.
One more ship was in Brunei to load medical supplies, the defence ministry had said on Monday.