1,500 Tourists Shipwrecked at Havelock Islands Will Be Rescued Soon: Rajnath Singh
Author: Desk December 8, 2016
New Delhi: The govt. on Thursday assured that shipwrecked tourists at Andaman’s Havelock Islands will be evacuated immediately once the storm is abated.
HM Rajnath Singh said rescue crews have been kept on standby at Port Blair to carry out the evacuation process. He appealed the family members of the 1,500 stranded tourists not to panic as everyone at the Havelock Islands are reported to be safe.
All the tourists are shipwrecked in Havelock Island are safe. The govt has made all the preparations to evacuate them.
At least 1,500 tourists are shipwrecked at Havelock and Neil islands in the Andamans due to cyclonic weather conditions and four ships have been pressed into service by the Navy today to evacuate them.
I appeal to the family members of stranded tourists that they should not panic as everyone in the Havelock Islands are reported to be safe.
The Indian Navy on December 8 swung into action to rescue the stranded tourists but heavy rains played spoilsport.