Mangaluru: In a bid to to strengthen India’s fight against the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. and as part of the Indian Navy’s ongoing operation ‘Samudra Setu II’, INS Kolkata arrived at New Mangalore Port on Monday carrying critical medical supplies including liquid medical oxygen from Qatar and Kuwait, a defence official said. Also Read - Major Feat: First 3 Indigenous Nuclear Attack Submarines to be 95% Made in India

“The ship brought in 400 bottles of Oxygen and two containers of 30 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen that were embarked at Qatar and Kuwait. The ship left Port Shuwaikh, Kuwait on May 5,” the official said. The entire shipment is delivered to Indian Oil Corporation Limited for further necessary action, he added. Also Read - Want to Join Indian Navy? Apply For THIS Post on by June 26 | Check Details

According to him, INS Airavat is reaching Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh with a consignment of Eight 20 T cryogenic oxygen tanks (empty), 3,150 oxygen cylinders (empty), 500 Filled oxygen cylinders, seven oxygen concentrators, 10,000 Rapid Antigen Test kits and 450PPE kits from Singapore. Also Read - Maharashtra Railway Official Launches 'Oxygen Bank' For Tribals & Slum-Dwellers Amid Covid Crisis

Further, INS Trikand will be reaching Mumbai with two 27-MT oxygen filled containers from Qatar. Earlier on May 5, the INS Talwar, the first ship of Operation Samudra Setu II, entered the port of New Mangalore in Karnataka on Wednesday with 54 tonnes of liquid oxygen from Bahrain.

The Navy had launched ‘Operation Samudra Setu II to bring by sea the much-needed oxygen and associated medical supplies from friendly foreign countries. On the progress of Operation Samudra Setu II, Vice Admiral MS Pawar said, “As a part of the ongoing national effort to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, the Indian Navy has launched Operation Samudra Setu II to bring in by sea the much-needed Oxygen and associated medical supplies from friendly foreign countries.

(With Agency inputs)