Mangaluru, May 11, 2021: Two Naval Ships- INS Kochi and INS Tabar reached New Mangalore Port with critical medical stores today.
The cargoes were loaded at Shuwaikh Port and sailed out on May 6. Including the two today, to date, four naval vessels have arrived at NMPT carrying medical oxygen & equipment under the Samudra Setu-II operation launched by the Indian Navy.
INS Kochi carried three liquid oxygen-filled ISO containers of net weight 20 MT each, 40 pallets of oxygen cylinders of one ton each, and two 10 liters high flow oxygen concentrators.
INS Tabar carried two Liquid Oxygen-filled ISO containers of net weight 20 MT each and 30 pallets of oxygen cylinders of one ton each.
The medical oxygen and concentrators are from the second tranche of medical aids donated by the Kuwait Government to the Indian Red Cross Society.
Both the vessels were berthed on the highest priority and NMPT extended all its resources for berthing of the vessels and handling of the cargoes on zero charges as per the directives of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.
NMPT Chairman Dr. A. V. Ramana, along with Dy. Chairman, K. G. Nath and senior officers of the Port, Navy, Coast Guard, Customs, and District Administration were present at the operation site to monitor smooth disembarking of the cargo off the vessels without any delays.
State and District Administration will decide on the further distribution of the Oxygen tanks, cylinders & concentrators.
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