ICG’s Coordination Efforts Ensure Safety During Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Remal.’

May 28, 2024 1:17 PM.

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has demonstrated exemplary synergy with Central and State agencies to successfully deal with the situation arising out of Severe Cyclonic Storm – ‘Remal’.

This cyclonic storm had originated as a low-pressure area on 22nd May and rapidly intensified into a Severe Cyclonic Storm, before making landfall on the coasts of West Bengal and Bangladesh.

Ministry of Defence in a statement said that the Headquarters of Coast Guard Region (North-East) launched pre-emptive measures and ensured coordination with various central and state agencies, resulting in no loss of life or property at sea and managing the situation effectively. Timely alerts were broadcast from ICG’s Remote Operating Stations at Haldia and Paradip, warning fishing boats and transiting merchant vessels.

Following the 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.