Tuesday, August 11, 2020
News

Cyclone Ockhi: Naval ships deployed for rescue operations

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

New Delhi [India] | December 1, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Several naval ships have been deployed for rescue operations as Tamil Nadu and Kerala brace for the cyclonic storm Ockhi, confirmed Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

Cyclone Ockhi that has created massive destruction in Tamil Nadu and Kerala is now moving towards Lakshwadeep Islands.

"CGS Samarth sailed from Kochi for rescue. All the seven units are directed to work for rescue along and off Kerala coast. In addition, the Eastern Naval Command will launch P8i Maritime Patrol aircraft," said Sitharaman

In a series of tweets, Sitharaman further informed that six warships and two coast guard ships have been deployed along with additional air effort.

"INS Sagardhwani sailed to join for Search & Rescue. Total warships deployed SIX (06). Additional air effort (Dorniers sorties) being planned with first light tomorrow."

"For Search & Rescue (SAR) off Kanyakumari India Coast Guard deploying 2 OPVs in the area, and 1 OPV is being deployed ex Toothukudi. Additional Dornier sorties will be taken up from dawn."

"Search and rescue of missing fishing boats with crew & Marine Engg vessel at sea due to Cyclone Ockhi off Kerala coast. Total 6 warships & 2 coast guard ships have been deployed along with additional air effort tomorrow."

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has already issued an alert of heavy to very heavy rainfall in both the states.

The depression in Southwest Bay of Bengal had snowballed into the cyclonic storm- Ockhi.

The cyclone has so far claimed the lives of four people in both Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

The deadly storm has killed seven people in neighbouring Sri Lanka and affected the lives of nearly 20,000 people. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Harsh Vardhan addresses webinar on creat...
Compromise solution: Milind Deora recall...
Degrees won't be recognised if no exams ...
Defence infra of PSUs, OFB to be moderni...
Money-makers up for sale, Centre follows...
Reinsurer approves Air India Express' hu...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Centre may allow cooperative banks ... 
Inclined to hold G7 post elections,... 
Govt constructs auditorium for peop... 
Global COVID-19 count surpasses 20 ... 
Telangana: Seven burglars of two di... 
Police arrest 100 people during ove... 
Jagan Reddy's policies causing 'all... 
Delhi: Medical student jumps from A...