The state owned VOC Port Tuticorin came
to the rescue of cyclone victims of neighbouring Kannykumari district by
rushing ten cranes from the port to undertake rehabilitation work in the
affected areas of the district.
The cyclone Ockhi struck the land's end
in Tamil Nadu and neighbouring south Kerala on December two destroying the road
and power infrastructure in the Kannyakumari district. Relief and rehabilitation
work is in full swing while efforts are on to rescue the missing fishermen from
V.O.Chidambaranar Port in Tuticorin has
been extending its helping hand to the needy public through Corporate Social
Responsibility (CSR) activity by spending Rs.3.00 crores every year. Having come to know the plight of the public
in storm hit Kanyakumari District, the Port has sourced 10 mobile cranes of the
Port users at the request of District Authorities for rendering re-habilitation
service at Nagercoil area.
The first lot of 7 cranes was dispatched
on December four. Port has made arrangement for dispatching a total of 10
cranes by mobilizing the same from the Port users.
On request by the Chairman of the Port the
users readily accepted and volunteered to organize and supply 10 cranes for
re-habilitation service at Nagercoil. At
this juncture, the Port authorities express sincere thanks to all Port users
who readily accepted the request of the Port.
Chairman/VOCPT stated that the VOCPT is committed to extend its helping
hand of the needy public at time of emergencies.
Deputy Chairman, Traffic Manager, Deputy
Conservator, Deputy Chief Mechanical Engineer, Mr.Karthikeya Prabhu, Joint
Managing Director, Diamond Shipping Agencies and other Port users were present
while flagging off the cranes from Tuticorin to Kanyakumari.