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Cyclone Maha: Coast Guard deploys 7 ships and 2 aircraft off Gujarat coast

Indian Coast Guard deployed seven ships and 2 aircraft off Gujarat coast to warn fishing boats at sea and advising them to return to the nearest port in the wake of cyclone Maha.

Cyclone Maha: Coast Guard deploys 7 ships and 2 aircraft off Gujarat coast
ANI Photo (Devotees performing rituals as they pray to save Gujarat from Cyclone Maha, in Ahmedabad)

New Delhi (India): Indian Coast Guard deployed seven ships and 2 aircraft off Gujarat coast to warn fishing boats at sea and advising them to return to the nearest port in the wake of cyclone Maha.

"#MahaCyclone @IndiaCoastGuard has deployed 7 ships & 2 Aircraft off Gujarat coast for warning fishing boats at sea and advising them to return to the nearest port. #ICG assets continue to be on high alert and are kept standby for immediate mobilisation @DefenceMinIndia @CMOGuj," tweeted the Coast Guard.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that severe cyclonic storm MAHA over East Central Arabian Sea moved westwards and intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm at 1430 IST today over East Central Arabian Sea about 590 km WSW of Veraval, Gujarat.