Fibre boats handed over by NDRF

Port Blair
19 Sep 2017

In a brief but impressive function organised by the Directorate of Disaster Management on Sunday at the Central Godown, Haddo Wharf, two fibre boats from National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were requisitioned by the Administration for the purpose of disaster management. The Chief Secretary, A&N Administration graced the occasion with other key stakeholders. The Chief Secretary, A&N Administration appreciated the efforts taken by NDRF and Disaster Management towards augmenting the disaster preparedness and early response in these Islands.
Mr. Govind Ram, Director, Disaster Management appraised the decision taken by the IG, NDRF during his visit for the Mock Exercise at Havelock Island during the month of June, 2017 for handing over of 4(four) MOV Fibre Boats to A&N Administration, two of which have already been delivered. The Director (Shipping Services) assured for the transshipment of these boats to its allocated destinations within a fortnight. The function was also attended by Mr. S.C.L. Das, Principal Secretary (DM&RR), Mr. Udit Prakash Rai, Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman, Dr R.D. Tripathi, Chief Port Administrator, Capt. Rajinder Kumar, Director (Shipping Services), Mr. A.K. Sharma, Asst. Commandant, CISF besides NDRF personnel.