New Delhi । With Cyclone Vayu likely to hit the Gujarat coast on Thursday, the Navy has kept itself ready to respond to any developing situation expeditiously.
According to a statement, the Western Naval Command, Mumbai is ready with Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) bricks, and relief material has already been embarked on board nominated ships, which are ready to be deployed at short notice.
#CycloneVayu HQ, Western Naval Command, Mumbai fully geared up to respond expeditiously to developing situation. State Admin, local District authorities& @IndiaCoastGuard authorities directed to caution fishermen against proceeding to sea view inclement weather 1/n pic.twitter.com/y8hfNwN2Fn
— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) June 12, 2019
Naval ships operating at sea, and aircraft and helicopters on routine sorties have been directed to inform fishing vessels and advise them to return to the harbour.
Meanwhile, a C-17 aircraft of the Indian Air Force had reached Jamnagar in Gujarat with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team.
#CycloneVayu UPDATE- #TEAMNDRFINDIA from Vijaywada being airlifted from Vijaywada to Jamnagar Airport overnite to serve the people of Gujarat and Diu before,during and in the aftermath of the cyclone- #NDRF4INDIA @NDRFHQ @HMOIndia @PMOIndia @ndmaindia pic.twitter.com/bTNF68wqST
— ѕαtчα n prαdhαn, dírєctσr gєnєrαl,ndrf (@satyaprad1) June 11, 2019
The Navy has kept its diving and rescue teams and relief material, medical teams and facilities at Indian Naval Hospital Asvini at Mumbai on standby for rendering assistance to civil authorities, as required.
P8I and IL aircraft have been kept ready to undertake search and rescue missions while the Headquarters, Offshore Defence and Advisory Group has also issued an advisory on cyclone ‘Vayu’ to all offshore platforms.