Navy deploys 9 warships to bring oxygen from abroad

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On Wednesday the Navy said in its effort to intensify its fight against the deadly COVID-19 second wave it has deployed nine warships to bring liquid oxygen and other medical supplies from several countries in Persian Gulf and south-east Asia to India as hospital in India deal with shortage of medical supplies.These warships from all three naval commands in Mumbai, Visakhapatnam and Kochi have been deployed to bring oxygen and other medical equipment."The deployment of nine warships as part of 'Operation Samudra Setu II' forms a part of the multiple lines of effort, by the government of India and the Indian Navy to supplement the oxygen requirement in the country," Navy spokesperson Commander Vivek Madhwal said along with adding that on Wednesday itself Indian Naval ship Talwar has already entered New Mangalore port in Karnataka, ferrying two 27 tons liquid oxygen tanks from Bahrain while on the eastern seaboard, Indian Naval ship Airavat, departed Singapore today with more than 3,600 oxygen cylinders, eight 27 tonne (total 216 tonnes) oxygen tanks, 10,000 rapid antigen detection kits and seven oxygen concentrators,while INS Shardul, the landing ship tank of the Southern naval command at Kochi, is also on its way to Persian Gulf to bring three liquid oxygen-filled cryogenic containers,"" he added.

 

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