Cyclone Biparjoy: Coast Guard sends ships and aircraft to Gujarat's shoreline to survey damage
According to the maritime agency, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has sent out its ships and aircraft to assess the harm inflicted by Cyclone Biparjoy on the Gujarat coast.
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It stated there had been no reports of any boats or other things drifting off.
On Thursday evening, the storm made landfall close to Jakhau on Gujarat's Kutch coast, uprooting trees and power lines while also causing damage to homes.
"All troops under the Indian Coast Guard's north-western region headquarters are still responding to the sea after Cyclone Biparjoy made landfall. To inspect any drifting boats or items at sea, intensive sorties and coastal reconnaissance are being conducted, according to a statement from the ICG.
ICG ships, three Dornier aeroplanes, and ALH MK3 helicopters, according to the statement, have all been deployed extensively in multi-mission mode for the purpose.
According to the statement, they have been sent out to monitor the coasts, with a focus on the ports and harbours at Okha, Vadinar, Jakhau, and Mandvi for damage assessment and reaction following Cyclone Biparjoy's landfall on the Kutch coast.
The ICG planes and helicopters have already flown six missions along the Gujarat coast following the cyclone's arrival, and so far no reports of drifting boats or items have been made, it said.
Starting on June 6, the ICG ships and planes were utilised to warn seafarers and entice people to relocate to safer regions.
"For that objective, a total of 30 air sorties and 39 ship days were flown. Six special community encounters with fishermen and their leaders were also held, according to the statement.
The safety of people and property in the impacted areas depended on mariners' adherence to such cautions and the prompt evacuation of 50 staff from the oil rig "Key Singapore" by ICG helicopters, it stated.