Navy continues search, rescue and rehabilitation post Ockhi

Navy continues search, rescue and rehabilitation post Ockhi

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 07 Dec 2017

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IBNS): Southern Naval Command continued to undertake Search and Rescue (SAR) operations and providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) material support, over Southeast Arabian Sea and L& M islands in the aftermath of cyclonic storm Ockhi for the eighth consecutive day. 

Nine naval ships and four types of aircraft (P8I surveillance aircraft, Dornier aircraft, Seaking and ALH helicoters) continued to be deployed for search and rescue.

INS Jamuna provided fresh water in excess of 12000 Lts on Thursday at Kavaratti even as work is in progress to repair the damaged desalination plant. The ship would be providing fresh water to the island for next five days.

INS Sharda reached Minicoy in the morning with consignment of HADR material comprising fresh water, medicines, food, clothing and blankets.

In addition, the ship had also carried other essentials like emergency lights, petrol, portable 10 KVA power generators, UPS, rechargeable torches, tarpaulin, electrical tool kits, boiler suits and a Public address (PA) system with speakers. However, the items could not be delivered on Thursday due to non availability of barge from Minicoy and these will now be delivered on Friday.
 

Navy continues search, rescue and rehabilitation post Ockhi

India Blooms News Service
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