Cyclone Remal: Indian Coast Guard’s Coordination with Central and State Agencies Prevents Loss of Life or Property

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GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 29th May. 
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) showcased exemplary coordination with central and state agencies to manage the severe cyclonic storm (SCS) ‘Remal’, preventing any loss of life or property at sea off the West Bengal coast. The storm, which began as a low-pressure area on May 22, rapidly intensified into an SCS and made landfall on the night of May 26-27 on the coasts of West Bengal and Bangladesh.

The Headquarters of Coast Guard Region (North-East) initiated pre-emptive measures and coordinated with various central and state agencies to handle the situation effectively. As a result, there was no loss of life or property at sea. The ICG deployed ships, aircraft, and shore-based surveillance systems to ensure proactive surveillance and strategic diversion of the entire merchant fleet from the storm’s path. Timely alerts were broadcast from ICG’s Remote Operating Stations at Haldia and Paradip, warning fishing boats and transiting merchant vessels.

Following the cyclone’s landfall, ICG Ship Varad promptly sailed from Paradip to conduct a post-cyclone assessment. Additionally, two ICG Dornier aircraft took off from Bhubaneswar and carried out comprehensive surveillance in the North Bay of Bengal.

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