New Delhi: Indian Naval Ship (INS) Jalashwa completed embarkation of 588 Indian citizens at the port of Male, Maldives on May 15 as part of Operation Samudra Setu – the Indian Navy’s contribution to India’s national effort to bring home Indian citizens from foreign shores by sea. The embarkation includes 588 people including six expectant mothers and 21 children.
Braving rain and winds gusting to 30-40 knots at Male, the ship staff ensured completion of all formalities for the manifested passengers while observing safety and medical protocols at all times. The inclement weather hampered the planned embarkation process requiring various pre-embarkation activities to be done onboard the ship itself.
The ship cast off May 16 morning from Male for Kochi.