Amidst corona pandemic, Regional headquarters Coast Guard (NW) at Gandhinagar prepares for facing the outcome of Nisarg cyclonic storm. Headquarter is working closely with state government, fisheries department, Gujarat Maritime Board and State Disaster for safe returning of fisherman back home and handling eventuality post land fall.
To keep fisherman safe at home, Indian Coast Guard ship and aircraft have been vigorously alerting fishing boats at sea to return harbor, further merchant ships have been also advised to maintain safe distance from coast line and avoid anchoring to prevent grounding.
Fisheries department Gujarat, Daman and Diu has intimated this headquarter that all fishing boats have returned harbour and since fishing ban has been implemented at Gujarat from 01 jun 2020, impact of Nisarg cyclonic storm is likely to be minimized.
Recently Indian Metrological Department had forecasted development of low pressure in Arabian sea, which has converted into cyclonic storm named Nisarg. This cyclone has moved further northerly and is likely to impact North Maharashtra, South Gujarat, Daman (ut) and adjoining areas. It is expected that during land fall wind speed is likely to range between 85-100 km gusting with heavy rainfall and high rising wave along the coast line during high tide.
The settlements close to coastline are advised by state government to be on high alert. Indian Coast Guard ships and aircraft at Gujarat has been kept on highest state of readiness to meet any eventuality of rescue, disaster management with the state government and oil spill contingencies.