Indian Navy fights storm Tauktae with full force, rescues several people

New Delhi: Cyclone Tauktae has wreaked havoc in areas of Maharashtra and Gujarat. After two days of devastation, the storm has now calmed down, but has left its mark. A rescue operation was launched on Tuesday for those stranded on boats in the Arabian Sea hit by the storm. Hundreds of lives have been saved in the operation launched by the Indian Navy, while some are yet to be evacuated.

Some boats were stuck in the Arabian Sea amid the cyclonic storm, as well as some people and staff trapped on the oil rig, which was carried out by other agencies including the Indian Navy, Coast Guard. A total of 273 people were trapped on the Barge P-305, which was stuck some distance from Mumbai, who were rescued. About 180 people were evacuated by Tuesday, while the rest are under evacuation. There are about 93 no-members who are being searched.

In addition to this barge, crew members were also stranded on GAL constructor for nearly 72 hours when the storm hit them. Here too, the Indian Navy operated on to evacuate people, the best part was that everyone was evacuated. Several Indian Navy ships, including INS Kochi, INS Kolkata, Beas, Betwa and Teg, took the lead in the entire operation.


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