Chennai Port fully geared to face the cyclone Nivar expected on November 25th evening

2020-11-24 15:56:05 Indian Ports News

Cautionary signal number Six has been hoisted at the Chennai port on November 24th morning warning ships sailing in the vicinity that a cyclone is about to cross the coast near the port. Signal seven has been hoisted at Puducherry and Cuddalore ports about 150 kilometers South of Chennai

With the cyclone “Nivar” set to cross land near Chennai, the Indian Meteorological Department has announced signal No.6 applicable to Chennai Port be hoisted at the Port's signal station. 

 

Entry of vessels into the Chennai port will be restricted for the next eighteen hours

 

Entry of vessels into the Chennai port will be restricted for the next eighteen hours. As many as seven cargo vessels, which are working now is being shifted to high seas since November 23rd one by one in order to ensure safety of the vessels and port facilities.

            Smaller vessels belonging to Coast Guard, Indian Navy, NIOT etc. are being accommodated in the Jawahar Dock / Boat Basin area of the Port.

            Based on the severity of the cyclone, steps are being taken to secure all the shore cranes, gantry cranes and other equipments used for operations inside the port. 

 

No container laden vehicles to be sent to the port, after 1800 hours on November 24th. 

 

Instructions have been passed on to all the Container Freight Stations and Inland container depots not to send any container laden vehicles to the port, after 1800 hours on November 24th.  Once all the vehicles which are left on the road and moving to the port are received inside the port, gates of the Port will be closed.

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