No vessels allowed to sail to avoid storm risk in Myeik

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The photo depicts some passenger vessels and speed boats at the Myeik Archipaelago.

The Department of Marine Administration (Taninthayi Region) warned that all the ships, including passenger vessels, are not allowed to sail to prevent the storm risk in Myeik township.
The authorities have informed the Myeik Speed Boat Inspection Team, Myanma Port Authority, Committee for the Supervision of Orderly Operation of Private Vessels, and owners of coastal speed boats that all watercraft are not allowed to sail in the sea starting from 23 May due to the storm warning.
Sailing permissions for vessels were temporarily suspended after the Meteorology and Hydrology Department issued a warning on 23 May that strong winds and waves may occur along the coast of Myanmar and in offshore waters.
At present, a weak storm is over the Bay of Bengal, and thunderstorms are expected in 13 regions, including Taninthayi, Kayin, Mon, and Rakhine, from the morning of 24 to 27 May. In some areas, widespread or scattered heavy rains accompanied by strong winds is possible. The Meteorology and Hydrology Department has warned all of potential natural disasters such as flash floods and landslides.
Therefore, the department urged people living near highlands to be aware of the risk of landslides, those residing near small streams and rivers to be alert to potential flooding, and vessels navigating coastal Myanmar waters to take precautions in advance of the storm. — TWA/TRKM

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