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.
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.
vessels belonging to Coast Guard, Indian Navy, NIOT etc. are being accommodated
in the Jawahar Dock / Boat Basin area of the Port.
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
container laden vehicles to be sent to the port, after 1800 hours on November
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.