* SLNS Shakthi carrying 40 tons of medical grade oxygen arrives at Port of Colombo
Mon, Aug 23, 2021, 10:45 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Aug 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Naval Ship, SLNS Shakthi carrying approximately 40 tons of medical-grade oxygen from India arrived at the port of Colombo, in the midnight of Sunday (22), the Navy Media Unit said.
SLNS Shakthi left the Trincomalee harbor for the port of Chennai, India on 17th August 2021, for a shipment of medical-grade oxygen ordered from India, and made port call in Chennai on 18th August.
The ship began its journey back to Colombo on 20th August with the shipment of medical grade oxygen amounting to approx. 40 tons.
Upon unloading the containers of oxygen at Colombo harbor, SLNS Shakthi is scheduled to sail to the port of Chennai again tomorrow (24th August) for another shipment of medical-grade oxygen.
Meanwhile the Indian Navy’s INS Shakti carrying approximately 100 tons of oxygen left Visakhapatnam Port, India for Sri Lanka in the evening of 19th August and at the port of Colombo on the evening of 22nd August.
The President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne to seek out arrangements to swiftly transport medical grade oxygen, ordered from India, for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in hospitals.