Ferry services suspended in Mumbai due to cyclone Vayu

Meanwhile, fishermen were told not to venture out on Monday for the next five days. The container cargo port also stopped barges, which assist in dredging operations, from Tuesday

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On June 12, Wednesday, the Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB), the apex body for issuing permission to passenger boat operators and sailing, suspended the ferry services after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a signal 3 cautionary advisory due to cyclone Vayu and rough sea condition.

Accordingly, more than 40,000 passengers were hit due to the disruption as the locals take the boat service at Versova, Manori, Gorai. Earlier, JNPT had suspended passenger boat services of Ferry Wharf from Tuesday evening.

Alongside, fishing boats were told not to venture out on Monday for the upcoming five days. The container cargo port also stopped barges, which assist in dredging operations, from Tuesday.

The wind speed was recorded at around 40 knots in morning hours i.e. around 70 kmph between 11:30 am to 12.00 pm. After which, MbPT (Bombay port trust) stopped operations of bigger vessels.

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