BNS BIJOY, a ship of the Bangladeshi Navy, was damaged on the massive explosion that happened while she was docked in the capital of Lebanon, Beirut on August 4th. Unable to sail, the ship is being brought to Turkey with the aid of TCG INEBOLU. Ministry of National Defense said that the Turkish Naval Forces would be undertaking the repairment of the ship.
“In the explosion that took place in Beirut, an allied as well as friendly ship of the Bangladeshi Navy, the BNS BIJOY was severely damaged. TCG INEBOLU will be bringing the BNS BIJOY to Turkey where the damaged ship will be repaired within Turkish Naval Forces’ capabilities.”
TAF’s A400M transport aircraft loaded with aid, search and rescue supplies landed in Beirut.
Beirut, after the devastating explosion that took place on August 4th 2020 requested aid on various fields in which President Erdogan responded by sending aid in coordination with the Turkish Ministry of Health, AFAD and Red Crescent using TAF’s A400M Transport plane. Aside from supplies, search and rescue units and emergency medical personnel were also sent to the capital while field hospital kits with their personnel, medicine and other related medical aid will be dispatched at a later date.