Seafarers to be cautious of the weather

Updated: 25-07-2021, 15:15

Seafarers are advised to be cautious of the weather as the National Meteorological Center implements yellow alert.

Supervision of cautiousness is advised as predictions have been made for stormy weather, rough seas and wind speeds up to 19-24 mph throughout Lh Atoll and Dh Atoll from 14:00hrs to 17:30hrs today.

Crewmen and captains of vessels are advised to be up to date with the latest weather reports and should verify the vessels they travel in are equipped with functional water pumps, safety equipment and communication systems. Cargo ships should not exceed the load limit and small vessels are advised not to travel during night or bad weather as it comprises safety. Vessels docked in and out of the harbor should be taken good care of.

Reports of incidents, without delay should be reported to the MNDF Coastguard toll free number 191.