The ship, on her third trip as part of Indian Navy’s Operation Samudra Setu under the aegis of Mission Vande Bharat launched by the Government of India; has been engaged in bringing Indian nationals home from foreign shores by the sea route.
INS Jalashwa entered the port of Colombo today morning and began embarkation of Indian citizens, who were already registered with the Indian Embassy in Colombo; at the East Container Terminal.
All personnel was screened medically, allotted IDs, and their baggage sanitized before boarding the ship.
The 685 personnel embarked today include 553 men, 125 women, and seven children. They have been accommodated on board the ship within specially earmarked zones to ensure proper quarantine during the voyage. Other social distancing, disinfection, and safety protocols are also being strictly adhered to by the ship’s crew.
The ship is expected to arrive Tuticorin tomorrow, 02 Jun 2020.