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OP Samudra Setu: INS Jalashwa Embarks Indian Nationals at Bandar Abbas, Iran
Team Sea and Coast | 26/06/2020

INS Jalashwa, the amphibious transport dock, arrived off Bandar Abbas, Iran on the evening of 24 June and entered harbour on 25 June for another mission under the Indian Navy's OPSamudraSetu. The ship embarked 687 Indian citizens after the mandatory medical and baggage screening.

During the transit to Iran, the INS Jalashwa crewundertook preparatory activities for evacuation operation which included sanitisation and preparation of living spaces for evacuees, preparation of welcome kits comprising masks and toiletries followed by allocation of bunks as per passenger manifest received from the Indian Embassy in Tehran.

The ship also handed over two Air Evacuation Pods, indigenously developed by the Indian Navy, to the Iranian authorities.

Living spaces onboardJalashwa have been divided into three zones, while adhering to COVID-19 precautions, with zones earmarked for embarked personnel as well as the ship's crew that may frequently come in contact with them.

The ship sailed out of Bandar Abbas late in the evening on 25 June on completion of embarkation.

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