Port Wings News Network:
With the cyclone “Nivar” set to cross land near Chennai, the Indian Meteorological Department has announced signal No.6 applicable to Chennai Port.
Accordingly, 4 cargo vessels which are working now are being shifted to high seas one by one in order to ensure safety of the vessels and port facilities.
Smaller vessels belonging to Coast Guard, Indian Navy, NIOT etc. are being accommodated in the Jawahar Dock / Boat Basin area of the Port.
Based on the severity of the cyclone, steps are being taken to secure all the shore cranes, gantry cranes and other equipment used for operations inside the port.
Instructions have been passed on to all the CFSs / ICDs not to send any container laden vehicles to the port, after 1800 hours. Once all the vehicles which are left on the road and moving to the port are received inside the port, gates of the Port will be closed, according to a press release issued by the Chairman, Chennai Port Trust.