Watch: How the Navy warship in dramatic operations rescued people stranded at sea

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Cyclone Tauktae: The footage captured the dramatic rescue of two people.

Bombay / New Delhi:

The extraordinarily extreme cyclone Tauktae, which made landfall off the coast of Gujarat on Monday night time, affected 1000’s of people in six states: Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Goa, from its origin in the Arabian Sea the final week earlier than it lastly weakened in a single day. Massive rescue operations have been carried out and 1000’s of people have been evacuated alongside the western coast of the nation.

A strong video, which captures the rescue of two people from a life raft, shows how troublesome it was to hold out these operations amid robust winds and harsh climate situations. The photos present INS Kolkata finishing up the operation.

INS Kolkata “rescued two survivors from the life raft of the ship Vara Prabha, and joined (with) INS Kochi for the SAR (search and rescue) crew of the barge P305,” stated a Navy official.

With 273 on board, the barge “P305” was one among two barges that drifted off the coast of Mumbai on Monday afternoon, hours earlier than the cyclone hit the coast of Gujarat. The different was GAL Constructor with 137 on board.

So far, 177 people have been rescued as a part of the Barge 305 rescue operations. The Indian Navy shared updates on Twitter and posted photos of the rescue operations, noting that the operations have been carried out in “extreme weather conditions. and very rough seas. ”

The cyclone made landfall in Gujarat round 8:30 pm Monday as an “extremely severe cyclonic storm”, with gusts of as much as 185 kilometers per hour. By morning, it had weakened to a “very severe cyclonic storm.”

Tauktae is the first cyclone to hit India this yr amid a battle towards a lethal second wave of Covid, which has put super strain on the nation’s hospitals.

Many have misplaced lives when the cyclone swept by means of Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat in current days.

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