Fishermen at sea despite warning narrowly escape as boats capsize off coast of Ganjam in Odisha; LOOK

Fishermen from the regions of Sanaryapalli, Bada Aryapalli and Golabandha were returning to the coast in their six fishing boats. However, the boats sank after being caught in rough sea conditions at Aryapalli

Cyclone Asani: 60 fishermen narrowly escape as 6 boats capsize at sea off the coast of Odisha – ANI

Cyclone Asani is gradually approaching the coast of Odisha and to avoid any unfortunate incident, sea fishermen are advised to return to the coast. Amid this, a group of 60 fishermen narrowly escaped on Tuesday after their boats capsized in rough seas at Aryapalli near Chatrapur in Ganjam district.

All anglers managed to swim to shore and no loss of life was reported.

In the video, which has gone viral, a boat the fishermen were in overturned due to a violent cyclonic storm and high waves. Initially they tried to speed up the boat, but the wind and water, in full force, superseded their efforts to reach the shore easily.

According to reports, fishermen from Sanaryapalli, Bada Aryapalli and Golabandha regions were returning to the coast in their six fishing boats. However, the boats sank after being caught in the rough sea conditions at Aryapalli.

They had to fight their way to shore as they swam for almost an hour amid high winds. All the fishing boats, their catches (fish) and fishing nets were swept away in the turbulent water.

Reports said the fishermen had ventured into the sea despite the warning issued by the meteorological bureau following the severe Cyclone Storm Asani. The fishermen, however, claim they had gone sea fishing before the warning was issued.

Cyclone Asani on Tuesday raged over the Bay of Bengal, about 300 km southeast of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, packing a wind speed of 105 km per hour amid indications of a progressive weakening later in the day.

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The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said Cyclone Storm Asani may not make landfall on the Andhra Pradesh coast and is likely to weaken to a cyclonic storm within the next 24 hours.

On Tuesday evening, the cyclone was expected to approach the northern coast of Andhra Pradesh, then recurve to move parallel to the northern coast of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, after which it was likely to gradually lose strength. speed, the weather bureau said.

Heavy rains were forecast in isolated places on the Odisha coast from Tuesday evening.

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Earnest A. Martinez