Amidst the dire repercussions of Cyclone Tauktae, the Indian Navy initiated streamlined operations to rescue individuals stranded at the Bombay High Fields. As per the latest developments, warship INS Talwar has been dispatched to an oil rig and a barge with a total of 297 people stranded on board. According to a Navy official, INS Talwar is traveling to the oil rig Sagar Bhushan with 101 people on board and the accommodation Barge SS-3 with 196 persons.
Aerial search operation to supplement Navy's relief works
The ships are making their way to the designated spot amid completely uncertain circumstances. Previously, the navy has been successful in saving 146 of the 273 individuals at Barge P-305 of the Bombay High Fileds. Currently, the mission to save 139 citizens stranded on Barge 'Gal Constructor', which was moving northwards and is now stuck at 89 Kms from the Colaba Point.
INS Kolkata has been triumphed in saving two lives from the life raft of vessel Prabha. Additionally, an aerial search and rescue operation has also been initiated with the help of P81 aircraft and a 'Seaking' helicopter. As per the given information, nearly 707 are looking forward to urgent aid and 148 lives have been provided with the required relief so far.
Extensive efforts by Mumbai Police to escape effects of the storm
Alerted by the ongoing circumstances, the Mumbai Police had alarmed its officials for controlling any unforeseen situation related to flooding and heavy winds that may ensue. Additionally, the communication systems were strengthened and instructions were given to check the efficacy of all rescue equipment. Further, the Police Department is working collaboratively with BMC to ensure that the heavy downpour and winds do not cause any serious damage. Additionally, the traffic police are making sure hassle-free commutation for the city folks by executing steps for tackling issues like waterlogging.