The Navy on Thursday morning launched a fresh aerial search and rescue mission, deploying helicopters to scour the waters off Mumbai coast, where the accommodation barge P305 went adrift in Cyclone Tauktae fury before it sank Monday.
The extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘Tauktae’ weakened into a severe cyclonic storm and subsequently into cyclonic storm. But the cyclone has heavily battered and left behind a trail of destruction in the coastal states adjoining SE Arabian Sea. Several people have been killed, while more than a hundred are still missing. Strong winds uprooted large trees causing road blocks in some areas. As per latest IMD report, the storm will move north northeastwards and gradually weaken into a deep depression in next few hours.
As many as five NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) teams from Odisha have left for Gujarat to join the post-cyclone rescue and relief operation as the cyclone ‘Tauktae’ which is strengthening its base further over Arabian Sea is very likely to hit Gujarat coast in the form of very severe cyclonic storm on Tuesday.
The fishermen have been advised to touch base at the nearest coast and the department has already coordinated with these coastal belts of various state governments to accommodate the fishermen who reach their shores.
New Delhi: A MiG-29K trainer aircraft operating from the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya in the Arabian Sea ditched on Thursday evening while operating at the high seas, Navy officials said on Friday. The incident took place at around 5 pm in the Arabian Sea, they said. A MiG-29K trainer aircraft operating at sea met with […]
New Delhi: Indian Navy along with Naval forces of Singapore, and Thailand is engaged in a trilateral maritime exercise ‘SITMEX-20’ in the Andaman Sea. With this exercise, India aims to strengthen mutual confidence and develop common understanding and procedures towards enhancing overall maritime security in the region. As part of the second edition of the […]
New Delhi: The navies of India, Australia, Japan and the US concluded the second phase of the Malabar naval exercise in the Arabian Sea on Friday. The naval exercise involved two aircraft carriers and a number of frontline warships, submarines and maritime aircraft. While the first phase of the 24th edition of the Malabar exercise […]
New Delhi: A week after a raging cyclone wreaked havoc in West Bengal, the country is now bracing to face another cyclone which is headed towards the coastline of Maharashtra and Gujarat. “Nisarga” currently lies as a depression 490 km from Mumbai, 280 km from Goa’s capital city and 710 km from Surat district in […]
New Delhi: A low pressure area formed over Arabian sea and Lakshadweep is likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm and reach coastal states of Maharashtra and Gujarat next week, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday. Sunitha Devi, in charge of cyclones at IMD, said, “A low pressure area has formed over […]
Bhubaneswar: With the Regional Meteorological Centre on Monday predicting heavy rainfall in several parts of Odisha from October 23, it seems the pre-diwali rain may douse the fest spirits to some extent. Director of Regional Meteorological Centre, HR Biswas informed that a cyclonic circulation lies over southwest Bay of Bengal off Tamil Nadu Coast. And […]
New Delhi: Twenty crew men on board a merchant ship stranded in the Arabian Sea were rescued in an operation in the wee hours of Monday. The vessel, Tridevi Prem, had been flooded following heavy rain and got stranded off Mangalore port in the Arabian Sea. Indian Coast Guard officials said an alert was received […]
Ahmedabad: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has put Gujarat on alert with likely Cyclone Vayu closing in on the Arabian Sea coast bringing heavy rains and winds sweeping across parts of the state at speed ranging from 75 km per hour to a maximum of 135 km. “The system currently is seen as a depression […]
Bhubaneswar: The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), a unit of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, have issued ‘swells’ alerts to various States including Odisha over the last one week in view of the rise in high energy waves in the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea due to strong winds in the […]
Mumbai: A fire engulfed Butcher Island which serves as an oil terminal, around 8.3 km off the Gateway of India in the Arabian Sea on Friday evening. There were no reports of any casualties or the massive oil tanks getting affected. According to the fire brigade, the blaze was noticed around 5 p.m. on the […]
Bhubaneswar: Funnel shaped and shallow, the Bay of Bengal has witnessed around 500 cyclones in 125 years since 1891 of which 107 had targeted Odisha causing immense devastation. “However, compared to hurricanes inthe west pacific, cyclones originating in the Bay of Bengal are less intense and much weaker but ironically cause more death and destruction. […]