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Ships and aircraft on high alert as deep depression forms in Bay of Bengal, fishermen cautioned by Ananya Das August 07,2019   |  Source: Zee News

The Indian Coast Guard Headquarters in Kolkata, West Bengal, on Wednesday issued an advisory to the fishermen for not venturing into the sea, after the depression in the Bay of Bengal intensified into a deep depression.

The Ministry of Earth Science had on Tuesday said that depression has formed over northwest Bay of Bengal off north Odisha and West Bengal coasts and is likely to intensify into a deep depression.

The deep depression is very likely to move initially northwestwards and cross north Odisha - West Bengal coasts close to the north of Balasore on Wednesday afternoon and move west northwestwards thereafter, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). At 8.30 am on Wednesday morning it lay centered at about 65 km southeast of Balasore (Odisha) and about 60 km south-southwest of Digha (West Bengal).

The ships and aircraft are on high alert and round the clock surveillance of the coasts of Odisha and West Bengal and in deeper waters is going on for cautioning boats at sea to return to the harbour.

In addition to issuing warnings through official channels, the Indian Coast Guard has also been advising fishing community through personal visits to their hamlets, issuing bulk SMS to the fishermen and boat owners, and taking assistance of media like

 

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