Indian Coast Guard’s preventive measures has saved many lives as Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Yaas’ made landfall on Odisha coast yesterday. Defence Ministry said, the extensive pre-emptive measures undertaken by the Coast Guard on the Eastern Seaboard and Andaman and Nicobar Islands bore fruit in saving lives and property.
As part of the preventive measures, Indian Coast Guard ensured safe return of 265 fishing boats which were out at sea. The Ministry said, no report of any damage or loss has been received from any merchant ship. At the request of West Bengal Government, Indian Coast Guard has deployed its Disaster Relief Teams at Digha and Contai for assistance.
Indian Coast Guard’s Air Cushion Vehicle also rescued about 100 stranded people at Nayachara, West Bengal. The rescue operation is in progress. The Ministry said, a close liaison and coordination with State Administration, local authorities, ports, fishermen associations and other stakeholders is being maintained to ensure safety of boats, vessels, fixed platforms and other assets at sea.