After heavy rains lashed the states of Maharashtra, Goa, and Karnataka, the Indian Coast Guard has triumphed in saving 215 lives through focused rescue and relief operations. In view of the massive waterlogging, the civil officials had requested the Indian Coast Guard for aid and assistance. Consequently, the ICG quickly acted on this request and sent out Disaster Relief Teams (DRTs) with inflatable Gemini boats and life-saving gear to the troubled regions.
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Informing about the latest accomplishment, National Disaster Response Force(NDRF) issued a statement recently. It stated that the DRTs navigated to the regions which have been classified as inaccessible due to excessive water accumulation. This includes regions in Chiplun and Mahad areas of Maharashtra and Umlijoog, Khargejoog, Bodjug Island and Kinnar village in Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka. "The ICG efforts have translated into saving 215 precious lives under the current rescue operation till to date across these three states," the statement said.
With the proactive efforts of the teams, individuals were rescued from dangerous locations and sufficient relief resources were provided thereafter. Additionally, the Coast Gaurd aircraft aerially monitored the Ganjem Dam, Usgaon and Codli areas of Goa. As a part of this intervention, around 100 kg of relief materials, including food packets and drinking water, were dropped for the stuck individuals.
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Notably, the officials of the Coast Guard air station at Ratnagiri are helping Indian Navy and Indian Air Force aircraft for quick and safe air transport of NDRF teams. Besides his, they are also supporting the rescue operations and disbursement of relief materials.
"In addition to the already deployed teams, the Coast Guard DRTs as well as ships and aircraft are standby at high readiness for immediate mobilisation for exigencies, if any and a close coordination with local administration is being maintained," the statement said.
- With inputs from IANS