800 tourists stuck in storm at Havelock Island, Navy arranges ships for evacuation
Author: Desk December 7, 2016
The Indian Navy has deployed four ships to evacuate 800 tourists stucked at Andaman and Nicobar’s Havelock Island due to torrential rains.
Four Indian Navy ships – LCU 38, INS Bitra, Bangaram and Kumbhir have been deployed at the Havelock Island to undertake evacuation of the stranded tourists.
Tourists have been stranded with no flights and ships due to rough weather. In some areas, there is no mobile phone or internet connectivity.
Tourists sought help from the PM Modi on Twitter.
“@PMOIndia Sir! We are stuck in Havelock Island due to cyclone effect from last 2 days. Please help us to reach Port Blair.”
A deep depression over Bay of Bengal is bringing hefty rains to the Havelock Island since the last two days.
Met department also warns that this deep depression will turn into a cyclonic storm over the next 48 hours over Andaman Nicobar.