Port Blair, Oct. 5: The recent weather forecast indicates a low pressure area is likely to develop over North Andaman sea and adjoining Eastcentral Bay of Bengal around 9th Oct 2020. It is likely to move north-westwards towards north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha Coasts with gradual intensification into a despression during subsequent 2-3 days.

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 8th Oct to 12th Oct 2020.

Coast Guard vessels on deployment are also 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, people may call Coast Guard SAR Agency at Toll Free number 1554.