The Indian Navy on Wednesday stated it has accomplished Operation Samudra Setu, which started on May 5, by bringing almost 4,000 Indians again dwelling from three international locations amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Indian Naval Ships Jalashwa (Landing Platform Dock), and Airavat, Shardul and Magar (Landing Ship Tanks) participated in this operation which lasted over 55 days and involved traversing more than 23,000 kilometers by sea,” the Navy stated in an announcement.
While 5 repatriation journeys had been executed by ships to Male in Maldives, two had been executed to Bandar Abbas in Iran and one was executed to Colombo in Sri Lanka underneath this operation.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on ships and seafarers due to the compact environment and forced ventilation systems on board ships,” the assertion famous.
The best problem for the Indian Navy was to keep away from any incident of outbreak of the an infection on board the ships throughout the evacuation operation, it famous.
Rigorous measures had been deliberate and medical and security protocols distinctive to the working setting of ships had been carried out, it talked about.
“These were strictly followed on board the ships undertaking Op Samudra Setu resulting in the safe return of 3,992 of our citizens to their homeland,” it acknowledged.
Ships used for the operation had been particularly provisioned and the Sick Bay or the clinic on board was particularly outfitted with COVID-19 associated tools and services, the assertion stated.
This operation was undertaken by the Indian Navy in shut coordination with the Ministry of External Affairs, Home Affairs, Health and varied different businesses of the federal government of India and state governments.