The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan commissioned the first-ever marine ambulance named ‘PRATHEEKSHA’ at Vizhinjam village of Thiruvananthapuram district in Kerala. The other marine ambulances that are to be deployed are Pratyasha and Karunya. The ambulances to be deployed are as follows:
- Pratyasha in Ernakulam
- Karunya in Kozhikode
Pratheeksha is first in the series of 3 fully equipped marine ambulance boat built by Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), for the Department of Fisheries, Govt. of Kerala. They have been built at a cost of Rs. 6.08 crore, to save the lives of fishermen during accidents at sea. The boat has been designed by the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology as per the specifications of Indian Registry of Shipping.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Kerala Capital: Thiruvananthapuram.
- Kerala Chief Minister: Pinarayi Vijayan.
- Kerala Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan.