800 tourists stranded in Andaman storm ahead of cyclone

The tourists are to be ferried from the Havelock Islands to Port Blair.

800 tourists stranded in Andaman storm ahead of cyclone

In the wake of heavy rains and stormy winds at the Havelock Island in Andaman and Nicobar, Indian navy has started rescue operation to save 800 tourists stranded.

Reportedly, civil administration has telephonically requested for assistance in evacuating the tourists stranded at Havelock after which Indian Navy ships Bitra, Bangaram, Kumbhir and LCU 38 sailed from Port Blair and have been deployed for evacuation.


The tourists are to be ferried from the Havelock Islands to Port Blair.

All the ships departed from Port Blair around 3:15 am onwards and will go alongside to ferry tourists back to Port Blair. It has been said that highest consideration is safety.



Port Blair is the capital of Andaman and has an airport and better connectivity compared to other Islands. Andaman and Nicobar is a Tri Command with all three forces having a station base - Army, Navy and Air Force.

The tourists will face problems if the weather continues to remain rough as even the food supply is limited in Havelock.