07/12/2016 10:10 AM IST | Updated 07/12/2016 10:20 AM IST

800 Tourists Stranded In The Andamans After Heavy Rain, Navy Launches Rescue Operation

3 Navy ships have been sent to rescue 800 stranded tourists.

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Port Blair -- The Indian Navy swung into action as it launched a major rescue operation to evacuate almost 800 tourists stranded at Havelock Island due to heavy rains.

The civil administration had telephonically requested for assistance in evacuating the stranded tourists.

Naval ships Bitra, Bangaram, Kumbhir and LCU 38 were deployed for evacuation and will ferry tourists to Port Blair.

The heavy swell in the sea due to the massive deluge made the rescue operation slightly difficult, yet the operation was carried out giving highest priority to the safety of the tourists.

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