materials from different parts of India have started arriving at Cochin Port
through coastal shipping. Naval ship INS Deepak carrying relief
materials from Mumbai arrived at Cochin Port with about 800 tonnes of fresh
water and about 18 tonnes of provisions. Fresh water was discharged to 2 barges
for supply to the affected areas. Provisions are also being loaded onto trucks
for distribution, said a release.
consignment of five containers of relief material, sent by the shipping
fraternity under the initiative of the Ministry of Shipping, arrived at the
port by the vessel SSL Krishna on Sunday.
relief camp for affected people from Koonamavu has been started by Cochin Port
at Sir Robert Bristow Memorial School, Willingdon Island. Doctors from the Port
Trust Hospital examined the camp inmates and medicines were provided. Volunteer
teams comprising port staff and their family members, Customs and CISF are
assisting the camp and extending necessary support.
materials mobilised by all Major Ports are being consolidated at VOC Port
Trust, Tuticorin and are expected to arrive in Cochin Port in the coming days.
Cochin Port Trust had decided to contribute Rs 62 lakh, comprising Rs 31 lakh
from employees’ one day salary and Rs 31 lakh from the Cochin Port Trust Fund
to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, the release added.