Three Navy ships on standby as Cyclone Bulbul nears coastline (Representational image) The Indian Navy has placed on standby three ships in the Bay of Bengal to carry out tragedy reduction operate in the wake of Cyclone Bulbul which can be expected to make landfall in the eastern coast by Saturday nighttime, authorities mentioned here. Depending on officers, aircraft have been kept ready in the Naval Atmosphere Station, INS Dega, to do aerial questionnaire of the very most affected areas, casualty evacuation and airdrop of comfort materials while Naval Officers-in-Charge of Western side Bengal and Odisha have been in continuous liaison using the respective condition governing bodies for making support as needed.
“Since the Very Extreme Cyclonic Storm, ‘Bulbul’ which can be about 100 km east-southeast of Paradip and 275 km south-southwest of Kolkata as on 05: 30 AM on 09 Nov 19, Eastern Naval Order (ENC) is closely monitoring the motion from the Cyclonic Hurricane that is currently shifting northwards,” stated a statement through the Indian Navy. The VSCS ‘Bulbul’ at 2030 hrs IST near 21.4°N & 88.3°E about 40km ESE of Sagar Islands. The land drop procedure has started. Wall cloud area is getting into land. It is very likely to transfer NE-wards, diminish gradually and cross between Sagar Islands (WB) & Khepupara (Bangladesh). India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) November 9, 2019 Officials citing Navy weathering forecasting reviews said presently, the utmost suffered winds around the system are approximate in the order of 65-70 knots as well as the Serious Cyclonic Thunderstorm is expected to create landfall at Western side Bengal and Bangladesh coasts between Sagar Isle (WB) and Khepupara (Bangladesh) across Sunderban delta by Saturday nighttime.
The aircraft deployed in the Bay of Bengal have already been warning angling watercraft regarding the impending cyclone and advising them to return to the nearest harbour for shelter. In addition, 15 plunging and medical teams are also kept prepared for augmenting recovery and comfort efforts in Odisha and Western side Bengal.