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Cautionary signal No 6 hoisted at VOC Port

Storm warning signal number six has been hoisted at VO Chidambaranar Port in Thoothukudi on Wednesday as IMD has predicted heavy rainfall in southern districts for the next two days as Cyclone Burevi was forecast to cross between Kanniyakumari and Pamban on December 4.

Cautionary signal No 6 hoisted at VOC Port
Cautionary signal No 6 at VOC Port on Wednesday.


The Port had cautionary signal three hoisted on Tuesday and based on weather updates, changes were made. Cautionary signals could go up depending on the intensity of the cyclone and based on urgent alert, if any, from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), sources said. Usually, under such circumstances, storm warning signals are hoisted at the mast of the Port to alert ships of the prevailing weather conditions in the Port.

However, Port operations continue as usual with necessary precautions in place. As of now, a total of thirteen cargo vessels remain berthed at the seaport in Thoothukudi.

The VOC Port has a total of fourteen berths to accommodate vessels, sources said.

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