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INS Jalashwa reaches Vizag with 300 MT medical oxygen

INS Jalashwa arrives in Visakhapatnam with critical COVID relief consignment including oxygen cylinders and ventilators from Brunei and Singapore   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

In the largest consignment of liquid medical oxygen, Navy’s INS Jalashwa arrived in Visakhapatnam with 300 metric tonne of oxygen and more than 3,600 oxygen cylinders from Singapore and Brunei under the ongoing Operation Samudra Setu II, the Navy said on Sunday.

“The consignment includes 300 metric tonne of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) and more than 3,600 oxygen cylinders from Singapore and Brunei. The COVID-19 medical equipment also includes ventilators and empty cryogenic containers.” The INS Trikand brought 40 MT LMO from Qatar, it said.

The INS Trikand with two LMO containers of 20 MT each and 100 oxygen cylinders arrived at Mumbai. In the first week of May, the Navy had diverted nine warships deployed on the high seas to various ports in the region extending from Kuwait in the west to Singapore in the east to pick up emergency medical oxygen and other supplies.


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