Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Relief Operation by Indian Navy at Chennai

Following actions initiated for Chennai flood relief as of 1115h / 02 Dec 15 :-

Three flood relief team deputed as follows:-

(i) One team comprising of 20 sailors (five divers and 15 good swimmers) with  Gemini and associated gears deployed 01 Dec at 2145hours to Gandhi Nagar near Adyar bridge. Team returned 02 Dec 0200 hours after rescuing 15 stranded personnel.

(ii) Team two consisting of one officer 16 sailors (Four divers and 12 good swimmers) two Geminis and 250 food packets deputed 02 Dec at 0725 hours to RDO Office, Tambaram upon State Governments request. Team directed to report to Secretary Tourism designated as Monitoring Officer

(iii) Team three from Rajali consisiting of two officers 50 sailors and 200 packets deployed 02 Dec at 0845 hours to RDO Tambaram office for central flood relief Operation thereafter.

(iv) Additional boats being deployed to RDO office Tambaram for use by Rajali flood relief team
Rajali Parundu and ships put on standby for Helo/RPA sorties and deployment of boats/portable De-flooding pumps.

INS Chetlat on Palkbay patrol responded to distress call to rescue missing fishing vessel (Reg No. 10-MM-173) on 01 Dec at 1930 hours. Fishing vessel detected at 2210 hours with total loss of propulsion and power generation. Fishing vessel towed to Rameswaram and arrived jetty on 02 Dec at 0145 hours.

NCC Puducherry put on standby for providing boats for flood relief. Preliminary reports from Puducherry NCC indicate no flood situation, however being monitored.
Shelter for housing 100 needy personnel kept ready at INS Adyar.
Medical team kept standby for deputing at short notice.
Navy Helpline 044-25394240 promulgated and manned 24x7.
INS Airavat ex Vishakhapatnam being rushed to Chennai with Relief material.
UAVs being launched for assessment of situation in area.

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