Cox’s Bazar on high alert due to depression

Published : 19 Aug 2022 08:29 PM

The low pressure over the Bay of Bengal has turned into a depression this Friday morning. As a result, hostile weather is prevailing on the coast of Cox's Bazar. The sea has become rough. Cox's Bazar Meteorological Office has issued warning signal number three to the sea port. Fishing trawlers in the sea have been asked to stay safe close to the coast. Along with the drizzling rain, gale force winds are blowing along the coast. A fishing trawler capsized off the island of St. Martin’s due to strong winds.

Meanwhile, due to hostile weather and rough seas, the sea communication between Teknaf and Saint Martin’s Island is closed. Chairman of Saint Martins Union, Mojibur Rahman said that during the last full moon, the communication with Saint Martins Island was lost for about ten days because of the effect of low pressure. In the middle, when the weather conditions normalized, naval communication began. 

But after giving the signal number three again in the sea, the sea communication of Saint Martin’s Island with Teknaf has been closed for the last two days. He said as a result of this, there has been a shortage of daily necessities and food items in St. Martins Island. Due to inclement weather, no daily deliveries can be made to St. Martins Island. 

A fishing trawler capsized off the jetty in St Martins Island on Friday after being hit by strong winds. The owner of the fishing trawler is said to be Hafeez Ahmed, a resident of the island.

On the other hand, many tourists have come to Cox's Bazar because of the three-day holiday. The beach has been flooded with tourists since morning. The rough sea waves are crashing on the beach. Beach workers, life guards and tourist police are struggling to handle the waves of tourists on the beach. They have to repeatedly warn tourists while bathing on the beach. Additional Superintendent of Police of Cox's Bazar Tourist Police Region. Rezaul Karim said that tourists are being discouraged from entering the water due to the rough sea. The Tourist Police is asking tourists to be aware. 

The Tourist Police is always vigilant to ensure the safety of tourists.