Port Blair, Nov. 23: In a swift sea–air coordinated operation on 22 Nov 20, ICG Ship connected tow to tanker MT Anasthasia-1 drifting dangerously towards Katchall Island and commenced towing to safe waters. The vessel enroute to Dubai with 24 crew onboard experienced  total power failure since 19 Nov 20 and threatened the bio-sensitive ecology of pristine Nicobar islands as the tanker had approximately 910 MT of bunker fuel.

Port Blair, Nov. 23: Reiterating jointness in operations and mutual sharing of oceanographic information in IOR, Indian Coast Guard safely handed over ‘Deep Ocean Tsunami Detection Buoy’deployed by Thailand's National Disaster Warning Centre (NDWC) in the Bay of Bengal to Thai vessel off Diglipur todate 23 Nov 20.

Port Blair, Nov. 23: The Central Crime Station in its continuous efforts and crackdown against illegal Narcotics in A&N Islands has arrested 04 drug peddlers in 03 different raids on the same day.

On 21/11/2020 a credible information was received by Inspr. Mahesh Kr. Yadav, SHO, PS Central Crime Station from an informer that one person namely Uttam Biswas R/o West Bengal will be arriving at Port Blair from Kolkata by private airlines and on the direction of Dy. SP (CID) a raiding team comprising Inspr. Mohd Elias, In-charge PS CCS, ASI Vijay Shankar, Constable Rajendran, Raja Rao, Mohd. Imran and P. K. Mondal was constituted and sent to VSI Airport, Lamba Line. The raiding team zeroed-in on the accused Uttam Biswas near parking of VSI Airport and recovered 13.620 Kgs Ganja from his possession.  Later on Smti Archana Gain was also arrested in the said matter.

Port Blair, Nov. 23: The District Administration has constituted a taskforce to monitor the use of loud speakers at all establishments including religious institutions as decided in the meeting convened by the Dy. Commissioner, South Andaman District on 17.11.2020..

Port Blair, Nov. 23: The disposal of mixed waste at Dumping ground across the world is a major challenge for the environment due to the emission of toxic gases and fires.  

Hon’ble National Green Tribunal (NGT) is issuing directives/ orders from time to time, to overcome these issues by undertaking bio-remediation of dumping grounds and to adopt best suitable zero landfill activities/ methods as per the local area conditions & suitable technologies.