23July2019

Andaman Chronicle

The Daily Diary of the Islands

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Disaster Relief Camp Held At Hut Bay

Port Blair, Sept. 30: Elements of ANC from the Birchgunj, Brigade, local Flotilla and Eastern Fleet set up a Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Camp at Hut Bay (Little Andaman Island) on 24 Sep 12 towards developing joint capabilities and capacities.  During this camp, the Islanders were familiarized with the role of the military in aid to civil power in disaster relief contingencies. Instructions were imparted to more than 300 people including children about the practices that could be adopted to tackle any natural disaster like Tsunami. The team also gave demonstrations to the general public regarding conduct of mass evacuation, first aid and general counseling. The team encouraged the maintenance of morale and maintaining high confidence levels so as to tackle any untoward eventuality. The arrangements at the camp were reviewed by the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet and Chief Staff Officers/Component Commanders of ANC.