A powerful cyclone that formed in the Bay of Bengal is headed directly for the India-Bangladesh border, bringing with it the potential for major destruction and upheaval in two countries that are still battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now named 'Amphan', the super cyclone is expected to increase to 230 kmph, and even 265 kmph, but gradually weaken before it reaches landfall on May 20th.
19th May 2020
Please be informed that Chittagong port has vacated all berths and pushed vessels at outer anchorage as part of safety measure.
The very severe cyclonic storm “Amphan was centered at 06 AM today (19 MAY, 2020) about 890 KM SOUTHWEST OF CHATTOGRAM PORT, 840 KM SOUTHWEST OF COX’S BAZAR PORT,
785 KM SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF MONGLA PORT AND 775 KM SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF PAYRA PORT
Met office has asked to hoisted Danger Signal No. Six (R) Six for Chittagong Port whilst Danger Signal No Seven ( R ) Seven for Mongla Port .
18th May 2020
In the last hour Danger Signal No. Six (R) Six is hoisted for Chittagong Port due to the cyclonic storm. All the alongside vessels are to be shifted to outer anchorage tomorrow. Pilot onboard time at 0700hrs.
17th May 2020
Maritime Ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla & Payra has been advised to hoist Local Warning Signal No. FOUR (R) FOUR.
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