Navy helicopters to shower petals on hospitals treating Covid patients

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The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is all set to take part in the ‘India Thanks COVID-19 Warriors’ initiative by illuminating ships and showering petals at hospitals treating Corona patients.

Ships will appreciate the efforts of the COVID-19 Warriors by illuminating the ships from tonight at 25 locations covering the entire coastline of the country including the remote sites and far-flung island territories of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep and Minicoy islands.

In addition, ICG helicopters will also shower petals on COVID-19 hospitals at five locations. A total of 46 ICG ships and around 10 helicopters will take part in the initiative.  The locations where the ICG ships and aircraft will take part are:

Sl NoLocation
ShipHelicopter
01PorbandarDaman
02OkhaMumbai
03RatnagiriGoa
04DahanuChennai
05MurudPort Blair
06Goa 
07New Mangalore 
08Kavaratti 
09Tuticorin 
10Kanyakumari 
11Chennai 
12Krishnapatnam 
13Nizamapatnam 
14Puducherry 
15Kakinada 
16Paradip 
17Gopalpur/Puri 
18Sagar Island 
19Port Blair 
20Diglipur 
21Mayabuundur 
22Hutbay 
23Campbell Bay 

The ICG units have also been assisting the local administration in the distribution of ration and food to the poor and migrant labourers especially among fishermen in their respective areas during the lockdown period.

The ICG ships and aircraft continue to maintain strict vigil at sea and remain committed to ensuring safe and secure seas around the Indian subcontinent. It is also maintaining 24×7 electronic surveillance of our coasts through Coastal Surveillance Radar Network, said an official communication from the defence forces.