Cyclone Bulbul: Bengal boats stranded in sea to be docked at Odisha coast

Bhadrak: In view of very severe cyclonic storm Bulbul over Bay of Bengal, boats from West Bengal stranded in deep sea will be anchored at Dhamra coast in Odisha.

As many as 50 boats will be docked at Dhamra fishing harbour till Cyclone Bulbul crosses West Bengal.

Reports said that seven boats have arrived at Dhamra coast. The remaining 43 boats are yet to reach the harbour. On request of West Bengal government, Odisha authorities assured to provide shelter to fishermen at Dhamra.

According to reports, the fishermen on boats were stranded in sea due to formation of cyclonic storm over Bay of Bengal.

As per IMD’s latest report, the very severe cyclonic storm Bulbul over westcentral & adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal is now centered about 310 km south- southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 450 km south-southwest of Sagar Islands (West Bengal) and 550 km south-southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh). It is very likely to intensify further till early morning of Nov 9.

It is very likely to re-curve the northeastward and cross West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts across Sunderban delta around midnight of Nov 9 as a severe cyclonic storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 110-120 kmph gusting to 135 kmph.

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