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Relief materials from different parts of India arriving at Cochin Port

Relief 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.

Another 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.

 A 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.

Relief 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.

Earlier, 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.


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