इंडियन आवाज़     20 Aug 2018 10:30:50      انڈین آواز

Navy rescued 148, evacuated 3 bodies from sea during Ockhi

New Delhi

The swift and timely action of Indian Navy has been so far provided assistance to 187 persons at sea, besides saving 148 lives and undertaking evacuation of three bodies from deep sea.

The Southern Naval Command continued ‘OP Sahayam,’ an Indian Navy exercise for undertaking Search and Rescue (SAR) and providing Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster relief (HADR) material support, over Southeast Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep and Minicoy (L&M) islands in the aftermath of the very severe cyclonic storm ‘Ockhi’.

Nine naval ships, including frontline ships from Western Naval Command INS Chennai, Kolkata and four types of aircraft, including long range maritime reconnaissance aircraft P8I, Dornier, SeaKing and Chetak, were deployed over an extended SAR area up to 300 miles west of L& M islands and 450 miles off Kerala coast.

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