Tamil Nadu Assisted By Indian Coast Guard

  • Indian Coast Guard has deployed six Disaster Relief Teams (DRTs).
  • For rescue and relief operations in Tamil Nadu.
  • The state administration had sought its assistance for the rescue of stranded citizens and supply of relief material to the local population in the flood-affected areas.
  • An Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) of ICG with an integral helicopter on board has been also deployed to monitor the situation in coastal areas of Tuticorin and to respond to any eventuality at sea and shore locations.
  • Cyclonic circulation in the Southeast Bay of Bengal in areas off Sri Lanka and the southern districts of Tamil Nadu.
  • It resulted in unprecedented rains on 17-18 Dec 2023 leading.
  • And it lead to a flood-like situation in Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi districts.
  • Mobile communication network facilities at Tuticorin are not available
  • Indian Coast Guard District Headquarters No. 16 situated at Tuticorin is maintaining close coordination with the District administration of both Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi Districts.
  • After the closure of Tuticorin airport, the Indian Coast Guard is augmenting its assets in the area.
  • It has positioned a fixed-wing Dornier aircraft and an ALH- DHRUV helicopter (Advanced Light Helicopter) at Madurai to support rescue and relief efforts and transport NDRF personnel from Chennai.
  • A Rescue Diver team with paddle boats, Kayaks and one Disaster Relief Team from Coast Guard Station Mandapam have been sent to Tuticorin
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