Cyclone Yaas: Indian Coast Guard issues warning to ships and fishing boats | Chennai News
Indian Coast Guard vessels
CHENNAI: The Indian Coast Guard issued a warning to ships and fishing boats, including those anchored in ports, about the looming low that may turn into a cyclone and cross the coast between Odisha and West Bengal on May 26.
Although a fishing ban is enforced on the east coast, Coast Guard Dornier aircraft and vessels at sea also broadcast weather warnings to fishermen to urge them to return to the nearest port for safety reasons.
the coast guard also called on state governments to sensitize fishermen and to proceed with the counting of fishing vessels present in ports.
The development of the weather system is monitored by Coast Guard remote operating stations in coastal states and alert messages are sent by radio at regular intervals to merchant vessels, transit vessels, fishing vessels, fishing and scientific research surveillance vessels, oil platforms, accommodation. barges, support vessels for offshore development areas (ODA).
In addition, Disaster Relief Teams (DRTs) with inflatable boats, lifebuoys and life jackets are on standby to undertake disaster response operations. Medical teams and ambulances were also kept on standby, according to a statement.