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VOC Port comes to the rescue of cyclone victims in neighbouring Kannyakumari district

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 mid sea         

 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.


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