Havelock Island: Navy to Rescue 800 Tourists Stranded in Andaman
Indian Navy deployed three ships to evacuate the tourist after the island's civil administration telephonically requested the Centre for immediate help.
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New Delhi: The Indian Navy on Wednesday swung into action to rescue 800 tourists who were stranded at Andaman's Havelock Islands due to heavy rains.
The evacuation process, though, has not begun due to unfavourable conditions.
The Navy has pressed in three ships to evacuate the tourists after the island's civil administration telephonically requested the Centre for immediate help.
Indian Navy ships INS Bitra, INS Bangaram, INS Kumbhir and LCU 38 sailed to Andaman to take part in the rescue operation. The evacuated tourists will be ferried to Port Blair.
The MET department on Tuesday warned that the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago will receive rainfall in the next two days due to a depression over southeast Bay of Bengal. It also mentioned that the depression is likely to lead to a cyclonic storm in the next 48 hours.
According to Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department, the depression laid centered around 1260 km south-southeast of Vishakhapatnam, 1310 km south-southeast of Gopalpur and 260 km west-southwest of Car Nicobar.
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