Pakistan Navy Ship NASR has sailed on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) mission to African countries, the Pakistani Navy announced with a press release on 17th January.
The mission is tailored to assist vulnerable population affected by natural disasters. The Ship is carrying food aid for flood-stricken and drought-ridden African countries. During the deployment, PNS NASR will provide assistance at Djibouti, Sudan and Niger. The ship will also undertake goodwill visit to Mombasa, Kenya.
The deployment of PNS NASR is undertaken in close coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & in line with Government’s Engage Africa policy that seeks to enhance bilateral relations and to explore new avenues of cooperation with African countries.
PNS Nasr (A47), is a Fuqing-class replenishment tanker currently in service with the Pakistan Navy. She was designed, constructed, and built by the Dalian Shipbuilding Co. in China as a Type-095/Fuqing class in 1980, and purchased by the Pakistan Navy in 1985.
After undergoing a refit to gain the capability to act as a replenishment tanker, she was commissioned in the Pakistan Navy on 26 August 1987.