The Andaman and Nicobar Command, ANC, ferried stranded tourists from Havelock Island to Port Blair, braving rough sea and heavy rains. A statement of ANC said, a message was received from the civil administration on Sunday that several tourists were stranded in Havelock Island after the cancellation of a boat meant for ferrying civilians.
Two naval ships INS Bangaram and INS Battimalv were sailed for the mission despite torrential rains and very rough weather, the statement said. Twenty-four tourists were ferried to Port Blair.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been experiencing heavy rains and very rough seas since Wednesday last week. The Port Blair-based Andaman and Nicobar Command is a joint command of the Indian Armed Forces.