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Cyclone Fani: Naval ships, aircraft on standby

In this image taken from INSAT-3D at 22:30 hours on April 29, 2019, cyclone Fani is seen 620 km east-northeast of the Trincomalee in Sri Lanka.

In this image taken from INSAT-3D at 22:30 hours on April 29, 2019, cyclone Fani is seen 620 km east-northeast of the Trincomalee in Sri Lanka.   | Photo Credit: Courtesy: IMD

Indian Naval ships at Vishakapatnam and Chennai are in a state of readiness to provide necessary assistance as Cyclone Fani intensified in the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday morning. Naval aircraft are also on stand by at Arakonam and Vishakapatnam.

The ships are standing by to proceed to the most affected areas to undertake Humanitarian Aid Distress Relief (HADR), evacuation, logistic support including providing medical aid, a press release from the Indian Navy said.

 

“These ships are embarked with additional divers, doctors, inflatable rubber boats and relief material that include food, tentage, clothes, medicines, blankets etc, in quantities sufficient,” the Navy said.

The Naval aircraft standing by at the Naval Air Stations INS Rajali at Arakkonam, Tamilnadu and INS Dega at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh to undertake reconnaissance, rescue, casualty evacuation and air drop of relief material to the stranded if required, the Navy said.

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