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Cyclone Bulbul: Launch services suspended

  • Published at 04:38 am November 9th, 2019
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File photo of water vessels anchored at Sadarghat, Dhaka Focus Bangla

The decision was taken considering the safety and security of the people

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has suspended launch services on all routes as very severe cyclonic storm Bulbul approaches the coast.

BIWTA issued a notice in this regard on Friday night, said AKM Arif Uddin, the joint director of Dhaka River Port Authority, reports UNB.

He said the decision was taken considering the safety and security of the people.

In a special weather bulletin on Saturday morning, the Met office issued great danger signal number 10 for maritime ports of Mongla and Payra, and great danger signal number nine for Chittagong port.

Bulbul, situated over northwest bay and adjoining area, moved further northwards and now lies over the same area. 

At 6am, the very severe cyclonic storm was centred about 525km southwest of Chittagong port, 510km southwest of Cox's Bazar port, 350km southwest of Mongla port, and 375km southwest of Payra port.

It is likely to move in a north/northeasterly direction and may cross West Bengal-Khulna coast (near Sundarbans) by Saturday evening, the bulletin said.

Under the influence of the very severe cyclone storm and the moon phase, low-lying coastal areas are likely to be inundated by storm surge of 5-7 feet height above normal astronomical tide.

The government has opened cyclone shelters and cancelled holidays of its staff in 13 coastal districts to face cyclone Bulbul.

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