Cyclone Amphan: Cargo load-unload suspended at Mongla port

Cyclone Amphan: Cargo load-unload suspended at Mongla port

Bagerhat Correspondentdaily-bangladesh.com

Published: 21:28 19 May 2020   Updated: 21:29 19 May 2020

Cargo load-unload stopped by Mongla port authority

Cargo load-unload stopped by Mongla port authority

Meteorological Department has asked the Mongla seaport to display warning signal number 7 due to the effect of cyclone Amphan.

Authorities have ordered to halt all normal activities at the Mongla port since Tuesday morning.

The Mongla Port Authority held an emergency meeting after the issuance of warning signal number 7. The control room has been opened by the port to inform about the condition of Amphan.

Commander Sheikh Fakhar Uddin, Harbour Master of the Mongla Port Authority, said, “The port has its own warning signal. The maximum level of our warning signal is 4. After the Meteorological Department issued warning signal number 7, we issued warning signal number 3 in the port. Upon reaching the Meteorological Department's warning signal 8, the highest warning 4 will be issued at the port. Port ships have been asked to be taken to a safe place. All ships have been instructed to stop loading and unloading cargo. 

At present, a total of 11 domestic and foreign ships carrying machinery, clinker, fertilizer, gypsum, stone, ceramic and coal are standing at the port.

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