Paradip(Odisha): Paradip Port has started sending ships into deep sea as cyclone Amphan is approaching fast.

As a precautionary measures, the Port has moved around twenty ships from the anchorage areas to safer water in deep sea. It has stopped permitting onward movement of ships from 18.00 Hrs of 17th May. Currently, the Port has planned only outward movements of ships which is expected to be completed by 20.00 Hrs of 18th May 2020. All operations is being wound up and the Port is being cleared of all personnel 19th evening.

As the Cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’ expected to trigger heavy downpour accompanied by high velocity wind in the locality, Port administration is fully geared up to meet any eventuality”, said the Port chairman, Rinkesh Roy.

The Port chairman, Rinkesh Roy, told a presser, here on Monday, “From tomorrow, except few employees required for critical areas, nobody will be inside prohibited area. A medical team along with ambulance will be available to meet any medical emergencies. Six cyclone shelters have been activated, where  people from the local slums and low lying areas will be accommodated with proper social distancing norms. They will be provided with dry ration, cooked food items, drinking water, face masks and sanitizers. The cyclone shelters will be also equipped with gensets for uninterrupted electric supply.”

Deputy chairman A.K.Bose was also present in today’s’ presser.