Port Blair, July 08: The Indian Coast Guard today mentioned in a press release that the recent weather forecast indicates likely formation of low pressure area over north Andaman sea and adjoining Myanmar coast on 11 Jul 21. Further, SW monsoon is also likely to intensify over Andaman sea in next 2-3 days. Under it’s influence, squally weather with high wind speed and rough sea conditions are likely to remain over Andaman sea from 09 – 12 Jul 21.
“The Indian Coast Guard has shared the weather information with civil administration including fisheries authorities. The Coast Guard Stations at various locations in A & N Region, in coordination with local fisheries authorities, are sensitizing the fishing community on persisting rough seas/inclement weather at sea and urging the fishermen to refrain from moving out to sea from 09 Jul onwards. The Coast Guard vessels on deployment are sensitizing fishermen at sea and guiding them to return to harbour. All Coast Guard establishments and ships in A & N Region have been alerted and directed to maintain highest state of preparedness to meet any contingency,” the release added.
For any emergency/assistance at sea, call Coast Guard SAR Agency at Toll Free number 1554, State Emergency Operation Centre at helpline No. 1070 and District Emergency Operation Centre at helpline No. 1077.