In view of the port warning received for Maharashtra-Goa coast for the next 24 hours from Regional MET Department, Mumbai and likelihood of the weather deteriorating further all cruise vessels, passenger vessels and water sports operators are instructed by the Captain of Port Department to stop operations until the warning signal is lifted or further orders.
According to a statement here on Wednesday, a depression lay centered at 1730 IST near Lat 6.5 deg. North and Long. 75.0 deg East about 280 km southeast of Minicoy, 300km Southeast of Triruvananthapuram and 330 km North-northeast of Male (Maldives).
The department has requested to keep hoisted signal NO DC-I RPT DC-I at Ports from Dahanu to Marmugao of Maharashtra- Goa coasts.
It asked casino vessels to monitor their moorings and be vigilant for any deterioration of weather and take appropriate actions and cautioned barges and fishing vessels proceeding to sea to navigate with all necessary precautions in view of the expected deteriorating weather.