Eastern Naval Command Participates in Tsunami Mock Exercise
The Eastern Naval Command participated in the biannual Tsunami mockexercise 'IOWAVE 18' conducted along the East Coast of India on 05 September 2018. The ENC mobilised manpower, ships, aircraft, UAVs and relief material to render assistance to the states of West Bengal, Odisha,
Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Units of the Command also rehearsed the Standard Operating Procedures during the exercise. The Naval Officers in Charge of coastal states coordinated with the State Emergency Operation Centres and rendered requisite assistance including reconnaissance, SAR, medical aid and training. Indian Navy personnel were also deputed as observers at State and District Operation Centres during the exercise. The exercise is conducted biannually since 2009.