Port Blair, Mar 20: The A.C Campbell Bay with the support provided by Indian Coast Guard CGDHQ 10, Campbell Bay along with the Forest Department, Campbell Bay recently organized a trekking expedition to Mount Thuillier, the highest peak of Nicobar.
The District Administration took this initiative on the request of INS Baaz (Indian Navy) who have to install a ‘No Obstruction Light’ at the highest peak so that the aircrafts can easily land at Campbell Bay airport safely without endangering human life.
Mount Thuillier is the highest point in the Nicobar Islands, located in the Indian Ocean and bordering on the Andaman Sea. The mount is located on the island of Great Nicobar, measuring 642 m above sea level. Its geology features intrusive igneous rock formations, such as gabbro, combined with metamorphic minerals such as serpentine. The hill is thought to have arisen due to tectonic activity in the region, a release issued by AC Campbell Bay said here today.