Pre-emptive measures during impending cyclone (8-13 June)

07 Jun 2023 / Saurashtra coast, India

The low pressure system is very likely to form over the SE Arabian Sea and likely to intensify into an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm (ESCS) with max surface wind speed ranging from 80-120 knots with in a region of about 100 km from the centre of storm. The ESCS is likely to keep a distance of about 600-700 km Saurashtra coast as per the available model calculations prior making land fall at Oman Coast on 14 June.

As the storm is likely to pass Saurashtra Coast between 12-13 June, following pre-emptive measures are to be undertaken so as to avoid any incident/accident:

(a) Port Authorities be advised to gear up for contingencies and advisories be issued to berthed/ anchored ships. Derelict abandoned vessels, if any, be monitored closely to avoid accident and grounding.

(b) Navigational safety of vessels those awaiting orders or anchored close to shores and vulnerable to inclement weather be monitored continuously.

(c) Fisheries authorities of respective districts are requested to sensitise fishermen for securing their boats properly and ensuring proper accounting of fishermen (traditional crafts) even though fishing is banned with effect from 1 June.

(For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in India, contact GAC India at [email protected])

Source: Indian Coast Guard, Station Pipavav

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