Port Blair, May 20: Under the influence of moderate to strong Southwest monsoon over Andaman Sea, strong south westerly wind speed exceeding 45 Kmph and generally rough seas likely along and off Andaman & Nicobar coast. Fishermen are advised to be cautious while venturing into the sea.

Weather forecast valid until morning of Wednesday 22nd May 2013. The general public is advised to take precautionary measures and in case of any emergency contact in the following numbers of State Control room, District Control room and Emergency Operation Centers.

State Control Room: 03192- 238880 (Tele-Fax), 1077(Helpline). District Control Room: 03192-238881. EOC (Campbell Bay): 03193-264020. EOC (Kamorta): 03193-263222. EOC (N&M): 03192-262960. EOC (Hut Bay): 03192-284014. EOC (Car Nicobar): 03193-265241

Port Blair, May 20: The Member of Parliament, Shri. Bishnu Pada Ray has condoled the death of Smti. Mamta Barua, aged 65 years, R/o Dollygunj, who passed away on 19th May 2013 at her residence. He prays to the almighty to give strength to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss. May her soul rest in peace.

Port Blair, May 20: Andaman Chronicle mourns the sad demise of Shri Thomas Pappachen, Retd. Checking Inspector, Directorate of Shipping Services, R/o Buniyadabad who passed away at CMC Vellore while undergoing treatment on 19th May 2013 at 8.20 am. The mortal remains of Late Thomas Pappachen will be brought to Port Blair by Spice Jet tomorrow 21st May 2013.  He is survived by his wife and four sons.