Navy deployed ships to rescue tourists stranded in Andaman Nicobar’s Havelock island
 Source : Agencies  Date : 07-Dec-2016

Port Blair, December 7: Indian Navy on Wednesday has deployed four ships to rescue more than 800 tourists stranded in Andaman and Nicobar’s Havelock island due to heavy rain. Like to tell you that the heavy rain had hit hard to Andaman and Nicobar due to deep depression over Bay of Bengal since two days.
Due to heavy rain and bad weather conditions in the region hundreds of tourists are stranded very badly because of no flights and no ships. Rain is so heavy that many areas of Andaman and Nicobar has lost the total connectivity of communication too.

After seeing the conditions civil administration of island have requested the Indian Navy to assist them in rescuing more than 800 tourists that are stranded due to heavy rains and rough sea. Meanwhile, fishermen have been advised not to venture into the deep sea following the rough weather conditions. On the other hand, ferry services Port Blair to Havelock Island and Neil Island have been stalled till the weather improves.

 Four Indian Navy ships - INS Bitra, Bangaram, Kumbhir and LCU 38 have already been deployed at the Havelock Island to rescue the stranded tourists. But all four ships of the Indian Navy are still waiting outside the harbour due to rough weather conditions.

However, all four ships of the Indian Navy are still waiting outside the harbour due to rough sea and torrential rains. "Evacuation process not commenced due unfavourable conditions. Ships are waiting outside harbour. Adequate food, fresh water, medicines, doctors, divers and A&N administration personnel being ferried onboard to provide succour and relief," said a statement from the Indian Navy.

Some tourists even sought help from the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter. One such stranded tourists wrote, "@PMOIndia Sir! We are stuck in Havelock Island due to cyclone effect from last 2 days. Please help us to reach Port Blair."