Navy launches rescue operation on Andaman and Nicobar island
Port Blair: A Rescue operation has been launched by the Indian Navy on Wednesday to evacuate over 800 tourists stranded at Havelock Island in Andaman and Nicobar due to heavy rains.
Naval ships Bitra, Bangaram, Kumbhir and LCU 38 have been deployed to ferry tourists from the Island to Port Blair, stated the Navy officers.
The civil administration had requested the Naval forces for its assistance in evacuating tourists stranded after the heavy downpour on the island.
The Indian navy said that heavy swell in the sea has made the rescue operation slightly difficult. "... but the operation was being carried out giving highest priority to the safety of the tourists," the navy stated.