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Coast Guard ships to rescue fishing boats from Cyclone Nilofar

Ahmedabad: Taking precautionary measures ahead of Cyclone Nilofar, Indian Coast Guard (ICG) today deployed its four ships at Porbandar coast to search and rescue fishing boats sailing along the Gujarat coast and to place them

PTI [ Updated: October 30, 2014 21:00 IST ]
coast guard ships to rescue fishing boats from cyclone
coast guard ships to rescue fishing boats from cyclone nilofar

Ahmedabad: Taking precautionary measures ahead of Cyclone Nilofar, Indian Coast Guard (ICG) today deployed its four ships at Porbandar coast to search and rescue fishing boats sailing along the Gujarat coast and to place them at the nearest safe harbours.

“Four Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ships Vijit, Meerabehn, Rajratan and Amritkaur fully equipped with search and rescue (SAR) equipments have been pressed into service from Porbandar today for search and rescue operations as well as shepherding fishing boats operating along the Gujarat coast to the nearest safer harbour,” a statement issued from Indian Coast Guard's Gandhinagar headquarters said here today.

However, Cyclone Nilofar which was earlier described as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS) over the west-central Arabian sea, is now expected to make its landfall near Naliya in Kutch tomorrow as a “depression”, an MeT Department release said

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