Port Blair, June 13: Animal Welfare Board of India has issued an advisory to take all precautionary measures for strict implementation of the Animal Welfare laws to prevent cruelty towards animals, especially with regard to transportation and illegal killings. As per Rule 3 of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Slaughter House) Rules, 2001, no person shall slaughter any animal within a Municipal area except in a slaughter house recognized or licensed by the concerned authority empowered under the law for the time being in force to do so. No animal shall be slaughtered, which is pregnant or has an offspring less than 3 months old or is under 3 months of age or which has not been certified by a Veterinary Doctor that is in a fit condition to be slaughtered. Violation of the Animal Welfare Rules can attract stringent action against the offenders under the animal laws viz. PCA Act, 1960, Transport of Animals Rules 1978 (amended in 2001 & 2009), Transport of Animals on Foot Rule,2001, Slaughter House Rules,2001 (amended in 2010), Municipal laws Act & Regulations of Food Safety & Standards Authority of India.

Port Blair, June 13: All the mechanized fishing boat owners are informed that as per Rule 5 (a) i & ii of the A&N Islands Marine Fishing Rules 2004, all the Fishing vessels fitted with inboard engine(s) or outboard motor(s) having engine power 30 HP and above including sport fishing vessels are permitted for fishing only in Zone B (Territorial Waters) surrounding Andaman & Nicobar Islands beyond 06 Nautical miles from the appropriate baseline upto 12 Nautical miles).

Port Blair, June 13: The vessel MV Campbell Bay will sail from Port Blair to Chennai via Nancowry & Campbell Bay on June 15 at 9 am. Excess baggage will be loaded from 2 to 4 pm on June 14. The excess baggage/cargo required to be booked in advance at Commercial Wing, DSS. Embarkation of passengers will commence from 7 am on June 15. The embarkation of passengers will be closed one hour before the schedule time. Passengers reporting late will not be allowed to board the vessel.

Port Blair, June 13: The Andaman & Nicobar AIDS Control Society (ANACS) in co-ordination with Blood Center, G. B. Pant Hospital, Directorate of Health Services, supported INHS Dhanvantri, Minnie Bay, Port Blair to organize a blood donation camp at INHS Dhanvantri, Minnie Bay, Port Blair today. Altogether 102 units of blood were donated by the voluntary donors.

The camp was organized under the guidance of Dr. Subrata Saha, Project Director, A&N AIDS Control Society and Director, State Blood Transfusion Council, A&N Islands. 

Port Blair, June 13: The vessel M.V. Swaraj Dweep is expected to arrive at Port Blair on June 15 at 6 am from Chennai. She has on board 605 passengers, 8 infants and 7 containers of 105 MT cargo. On arrival the vessel will be berthed at Haddo Wharf and passengers will be disembarked immediately.