New Delhi/Port Blair: According to the information through a statement, six ships of the Indian Navy along with two Indian Coast Guard ships have been sent to evacuate around 800 tourists from Havelock Island in Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) Islands.
Statement issued by Indian navy had in it that: “Six Indian Navy ships and two Indian Coast Guard ships sailed out at 9.30 a.m. from Port Blair for rescue operations. Three Indian Air Force helicopters also taking part in IN, ICG, Army, State administration joint operation for evacuation of stranded tourists in the Havelock Island.”
The unexpected evacuation mission was commenced at the appeal of the A&N disaster management which contemplate that a “cyclonic storm” might struck Havelock, an island about 36 km from capital Port Blair.
The first attempt to rescue was made on Wednesday by the navy for the tourists stranded in Hevelock although keeping in mind the extreme weather conditions; the tourists could not reach the quay to board the ships.