IOC supplies 25 barrels of kerosene for tsunami hit Indonesia

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Chennai, Oct 3 (IANS) Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) on Wednesday said it has sent five kilolitres of kerosene filled in 25 barrels to the tsunami-hit Indonesia.

In a statement issued here, IOC said it got an urgent request to airlift 25 barrels of kerosene for relief operations for the tsunami-hit Indonesia.

“The mode of transport dictated back-work processes for us. Airlifting barrels of flammable fuel product required airworthiness certification in addition to packaging the product as per specifications from the authorities,” R. Sitharthan, Executive Director (Tamil Nadu State Office) was quoted as saying in the statement.

According to IOC, its officials coordinated with Senior Commandant National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Rekha Nambiar and airport authorities to deliver 5 Kl of kerosene filled in 25 barrels along with Test Certificate and sealing certificate at the Chennai International Airport for air lifting to Indonesia for rescue operations.

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The fuel was packed in the required hermetically sealed double-walled barrels and was delivered with completion of mechanical sealing and stenciling of product specifications on the containers.

–IANS

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