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Signal four for maritime ports

10 Oct,2018

BDchronicle :

The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted distant cautionary signal No 4 as the cyclonic storm, 'Titli', over the West-central Bay and adjoining area moved north-northwestwards over the same area.

It was centring at 6:00am on Wednesday about 945kms southwest of Chattogram port, 900kms southwest of Cox's Bazar port, 815kms south-southwest of Mongla port and 815kms south-southwest of Payra port, said a Met office special bulletin.

It is likely to intensify further and move in a north/northwesterly direction.

Maximum sustained wind speed within 64kms of the severe cyclone centre is about 90kph rising upto 110kph in gusts/squalls. Sea will remain very rough near the cyclone centre.

All fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay and deep sea have been advised to remain in shelter till further notice.

meanwhile, loading and unloading of goods from ships remain suspended at the outer anchorage of the Chittagong seaport since Wednesday morning as cyclonic storm Titli intensified into a severe cyclonic storm over the West-Central Bay and adjoining area.

Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local warning signal 4.

Md Omar Faruk, secretary of port authority, said that the activities at the outer anchorage remained suspended since 10:00am following the adverse weather.

However, activities at jetty container remained normal.

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