ProMASS:DEC08, 2016: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Dr Jagdish Mukhi and was apprised of the situation in Havelock Islands. In a series of tweets today, Mr Singh said, all the tourists who are stranded in Havelock Island are safe and the government has made all preparations to evacuate them.
He said, the government will launch rescue operations immediately after the intensity of the cyclone reduces. Mr. Singh added that the teams for rescue operations are ready in Port Blair. The Home Minister appealed to the family members of stranded tourists that they should not panic as everyone in the Havelock Islands are reported to be safe.
Indian Navy has deployed four ships to rescue 800 tourists stranded on the Havelock island in Andaman and Nicobar islands after a tropical storm unleashed heavy rains. The group of islands has been pounded by heavy rains and winds for the past few days, severely affecting travel to the mainland.