IN­DIAN NAVY, FIRST TO RE­SPOND IN MAL­DI­VIAN CRI­SIS

SP's NavalForces - - NEWS -

The is­land na­tion of Mal­dives is fac­ing a na­tional con­tin­gency that oc­curred due to fire on De­cem­ber 4, 2014, in its de­sali­na­tion plant. This plant pro­duces drink­ing wa­ter for Malé. Re­spond­ing to Mal­dives ur­gent re­quest for as­sis­tance, INS Sukanya, on pa­trol off Kochi, was di­verted im­me­di­ately to ar­rive at Malé on De­cem­ber 5, 2014. The ship car­ried 35 tonne of fresh­wa­ter and has the ca­pa­bil­ity to pro­duce 20 tonnes of wa­ter ev­ery day. The ship has al­ready trans­ferred ap­prox­i­mately 65 tonnes of fresh­wa­ter till this the evening of De­cem­ber 7.

Ad­di­tion­ally INS Deepak, a large fleet tanker with 900 tonnes of wa­ter, had also sailed from Mumbai and reached Malé on De­cem­ber 7, 2014. The In­dian Navy war­ships have the ca­pa­bil­ity to pro­duce drink­ing wa­ter us­ing their de­sali­na­tion plants (INS Deepak is ca­pa­ble of pro­duc­ing 100 tonnes wa­ter ev­ery day).

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