• Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024

SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM “ REMAL” NO REPORTED LOSS OF LIFE AND PROPERTY AT BAY OF BENGAL INDIAN COAST GUARD PREPARATIONS PAY OFF

The severe cyclonic storm “REMAL” which developed in the Central Bay of Bengal had a landfall at midnight 26 May 2024. The SCS REMAL the first of this year developed as a low pressure on 20 May and converted to severe cyclonic storm by 26 May heading towards coast of West Bengal and Bangladesh.


Headquarters, Coast Guard Region (NE) steered the pre-emptive preparation to respond to developing catastrophic situation. The proactive surveillance and diversion of complete merchant fleet from path of the cyclone within the short window of opportunity was ensured by ICG ships, aircrafts and shore based surveillance system. The broadcast by the Remote Operating Stations Haldia and Pardip played the most pivotal role in alerting fishing boats and all other transiting merchant fleet. The singular task of clearing the cyclone path in a time bound manner has resulted in NIL loss of life and property at sea. Once again Indian Coast Guard stood to its motto “WE PROTECT”


ICG worked in synergy with state and central agencies taking all inputs working in close coordination to accomplish this herculean task. Upon landfall ICG Ship Varad sailed out from Paradip for post cyclone assessment. Two ICG Dornier took off from Bhubaneswar carried out complete surveillance in the North Bay of Bengal and confirmed NIL reported damage to life and property at sea from SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM REMAL.

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