Pakistan sailed off PNS Moawin with 550 tons of relief goods from Karachi on Saturday. PNS Moawin (A-39) is a fleet tanker being built at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works under a design provided by Turkey’s STM. As per STM, PNS Moawin is a completely new ship design.
Chairman Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lt Gen Inam Haider Malik & Turkish Consul General Jamal Sangu and Commander Pakistan Fleet Rear Admiral Faisal Abbasi graced the departure ceremony of the Ship. The Turkish Consul General Jamal Sangu conveyed gratitude to Govt and the people of Pakistan for extending humanitarian support in the aftermath of the deadly earthquake in his country.
The ship carried 2625 family-sized fire-resistant winterized tents & 38370 blankets making a total of 367 tons for quake-affected Turkiye. NDMA coordinated Ship carrying aid for the two countries has departed today and would reach Mersin port Türkiye on 23 & Lattakia port Syria on 31 Mar 2023.