Port Blair, Oct. 12: The recent weather forecast indicates a low pressure area which is likely to develop over North Andaman sea and neighborhood around 14th Oct 2020. The low pressure is very likely to intensify into a depression over Central Bay of Bengal. Further, it is likely to move west-north westwards towards north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts.

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 13th Oct onwards.

Coast Guard vessels on deployment are sensitizing fishermen at sea and guiding them to return 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.

For any emergency/assistance at sea, call Coast Guard SAR Agency at Toll Free number 1554.