A fire broke out on 19 June, 2018 at around 1500 hrs in one of the buildings at High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) in Pune. Immediately, the fire fighting vehicles were called and the fire was contained. In the incident, one contractual worker was found unconscious, who was working in the building when the incident occured. He was immediately taken to HEMRL’s Medical Inspection Room, where doctor declared him dead. The body was sent to Sassoon General Hospital, Pune. An FIR has been lodged in this regard.
26TH Indo-Thai CORPAT
The Royal Thailand Navy and the Indian Navy have been participating in Coordinated Patrols (CORPATs) in the Indian Ocean region since 2005. Royal Thailand Naval Ship HTMS Longlom arrived at Haddo Wharf, Port Blair to mark the culmination of 26th edition of the Indo- Thai CORPAT on 21 June 2018. A high level Thai Naval delegation led by Vice Admiral Sonuk Preampramot, Third Naval Area Commander of Thai Navy flew into Port Blair, INS Utkrosh and the Admiral called on Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM, ADC, Commander-in-Chief Andaman and Nicobar Command. Apart from keeping a vigil in the Indian Ocean Region the Coordinated Patrol also serves to enhance mutual understanding and inter–operability between the two navies.
Indian Navy Conducts Coastal Security Campaign in Thrissur, Kerala
As part of monthly initiative to enhance security consciousness among fishermen, a Coastal Security Awareness Campaign was conducted at Thrissur District on 19 and 21 June 2018 at Fishing Landing Centres Azhikode, Kaippamangalam, Chettuva and Munakakadavu. Representatives from District Administration Thrissur, Dept of Fisheries and Coastal Police participated in the campaign and discussed various aspects of coastal security, communication procedures and action to be taken on sighting a suspicious vessel.