view of Gateway of India after Cyclone Tauktae hit, in Mumbai on Tuesday.
view of Gateway of India after Cyclone Tauktae hit, in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Cyclone Tauktae: Mumbai records highest ever 24-hour rain in May

Mumbai received 230 mm rainfall due to the cyclonic storm Tauktae, with a weather expert claiming it to be the highest 24-hour downpour in May in the recorded history.

In an effective coordinated Rescue Operations, all 137 crew of distressed Vessel GAL Constructors successfully rescued and are safely ashore. Rescue mission accomplished.

Operations at Mumbai Airport as on May 18 to continue as scheduled, says CSMIA

As a precaution in the wake of the cyclone alert, CSMIA had suspended all flight operations between 11:00-22:00 hours on May 17, 2021 during which time, the airport witnessed 7 diversions. The airport had also registered approximately 55 cancellations as a few airlines had made the decision to cancel services to Mumbai for the safety of its passengers and crew. Operations at CSMIA resumed at 22:00 hours with British Airways as the first arrival flight and Air India as the first departure flight. Furthermore, operations at the airport as on May 18, 2021, continue as scheduled.

The fisherfolk of Mumbai have said that despite taking all the precautions, they have suffered huge losses

Cyclone Tauktae unleashed its wrath on Monday causing heavy damage to the properties of the fishermen

In Pics: Cyclone Tauktae ravages Mumbai; wall, footpath near Gateway of India damaged

Navi Mumbai: Preparing for possible third wave, NMMC chief Abhijit Bangar sets deadline for new COVID care centre

In wake of the possible third wave of COVID-19 which is likely to strike by August, the civic chief of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has directed civic officials to complete the new COVID care centre by July 15. The commissioner also suggested that contractor should be encouraged to complete the work before the stipulated period or any delay will attract a penalty.#NaviMumbai: Preparing for possible third wave, NMMC chief Abhijit Bangar sets deadline for new COVID care centre

Cyclone Tauktae update on ONGC's barge P305 

Indian Naval Ships Beas, Betwa and Teg joined INS Kochi and Kolkata for undertaking Search and Rescue (SAR) operations for Barge P-305, which sank 35 nautical miles from Mumbai (in the Mumbai Offshore Development Area) SAR has also been augmented with P8I and naval helicopters, who continue to undertake aerial search in the area. Since the commencement of the SAR from PM 17 May 2021, 180 survivors have been recovered so far.

In another operation, an Indian Navy Seaking helicopter was launched to rescue crew of GAL Constructor, which ran aground North of Mumbai. The helo rescued 35 crew members of GAL Constructor.

SAR efforts are also in progress off the coast of Gujarat for three vessels namely Support Station 3, Great Ship Aditi and Drill Ship Sagar Bhushan, which are 15-20 nautical miles South East off Gujarat coast (Pipavav). INS Talwar has arrived in the area and taken over the duties of 'On-Scene Coordinator' for coordination of the SAR effort. The Western Naval Command, in coordination with ONGC and DG shipping, has diverted five tugs to render assistance. Great Ship Aditi and Support Station 3 have been able to drop anchor. Meanwhile, OSV’s Samudra Sevak and SV Cheel are connected to manoeuvre Sagar Bhushan, and the situation at present appears to be stable.

The sea continues to be extremely rough with sea state 4-5 and winds 25-30 knots (approx 35 - 55 kmph), posing a challenge to the ships and aircraft involved in SAR operations

Money laundering case: ED conducts searches at Shiv Sena leader Pratap Sarnaik's Lonavala property

Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Tuesday conducted searches at the Lonavala-based resort of Shiv Sena leader Pratap Sarnaik in connection with the National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL) case probed by the agency.

All drifted vessels, except 'P-305', are taken in control, and their crew is safe: ONGC

Monday Mayhem! Damaged COVID-19 vaccination centres, rescue operation of ONGC's barge P305 - Aftermath of Cyclone Tauktae in Mumbai

The country's commercial capital also experienced its closest brush with a mega-cyclonic storm in the past 73 years, and the third most severe cyclone impact in the past 3 three years in a row after Cyclone Nisarga hit Maharashtra coast in 2020 and Cyclone Vayu had moved away parallel to the west coast in 2019.

Cyclone Tauktae brought in record highest rains and caused unprecedented levels of destruction in Mumbai

Navy rescue operations successful as stranded workers brought to land safely

BMC extends global tender deadline for COVID-19 vaccines till May 25

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