As part of the ongoing Op ‘Samudra Setu’ II to support the nation’s fight against Covid-19, INS Airavat arrived in Visakhapatnam on Monday with eight cryogenic oxygen tanks and other critical Covid medical supplies, including 3,898 oxygen cylinders from Singapore. The ship departed from Singapore on May 5 with oxygen tanks and cylinders sourced through various agencies in coordination with the High Commission of India.
INS Airavat is part of nine ships that have been 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 southeast Asia. The Indian Navy has stepped up its Covid relief Operation Samudra Setu II with ships from all three Naval Commands in Mumbai, Visakhapatnam and Kochi, deployed for shipment of Liquid Medical Oxygen and associated medical equipment from friendly foreign countries.
On the Eastern Seaboard, Indian Naval Ship Airavat belonging to Vizag headquartered Eastern Naval Command (ENC), departed Singapore on last Thursday while INS Jalashwa remains deployed in the region, standing by to embark medical stores at short notice.