Indian Navy prepared to face Cyclone ‘ Vayu’

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Coast Guard teams on standby in Porbandar waiting for Vayu.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the preparedness of Indian Navy along the Maharashtra & Gujarat coast in view of the approaching Cyclone Vayu at Naval Headquarters in New Delhi yesterday.

Mr. Singh was briefed about the ability & readiness of various assets of Headquarters Western Naval Command (HQWNC) that have been made ready to be deployed to the affected areas in case of requirement.

According to a press release, Western Naval Command, Mumbai is closely monitoring the developing situation. Indian navy’s Ships Chennai, Gomati and Deepak at Mumbai have been embarked with HADR/ Relief Material, and are ready to be deployed at short notice. In addition, 5000 litres of drinking water is also being embarked on board naval ships.

Moreover, seven Indian Navy aircraft and three helicopters are standby for deployment. Two Diving & Rescue teams and three Medical teams are ready to render necessary assistance. Preparations have been undertaken to setup community kitchen at Dwarka and Porbandar. Aircraft and helicopters will be deployed for the damage assessment and Search and Rescue operations as required.