Cyclone Biparjoy strengthens, per Pakistan Meteorological Department.
The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) has issued a “red alert” as the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS) Biparjoy, which is centred over the eastern Arabian Sea. It is continuing to intensify and is thought to be about 900 km directly south of the city.
As a result of the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS) “Biparjoy,” which was apparently headed towards Karachi with sustained winds of 150 km/h, the KPT issued “emergency guidelines” for the security of ships and port facilities.
In a statement, the trust said that in the event of severe winds greater than 25 nautical miles, maritime operations would stay suspended. It said, “Cargo ship operations should be suspended in the event of wind speeds exceeding 35 nautical miles.”
Additionally, two emergency frequencies were released by the Karachi Port Trust for use in communicating with ships. The movement of ships would be suspended during the night due to the storm’s effects, it was said.
Additionally, the trust instructed the authorities to move harbour vessels to a more secure area of the port. A restriction on double bunking of ships at the Karachi International Container Terminal was also implemented.
Due to the threat posed by Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS) “Biparjoy” earlier in the day. Karachi administration issued a Section 144 restriction on all maritime activities including fishing, sailing, swimming, and bathing.
According to the notification, the choice had been made to prevent any unfavourable drowning or shipwreck incidents.
The concerned senior superintendent of police in the city has been given permission to work with the pertinent deputy commissioners and assistant commissioners to take action in the event that the directives are violated.
According to section 188 PPC, the offenders would be lodged in jail, it was said.
The Met Office reported that the extremely dangerous cyclonic storm Biparjoy, which was over the east-central Arabian Sea. It had almost travelled north over the previous six hours and was now located around 910 km south of Karachi