Over 100 tourists stranded on St Martin, signal 3 for ports

  |  Sunday, December 5th, 2021 |  3:46 pm
       

More than 100 tourists remain stranded on St Martin’s island due to the hostile weather caused by Cyclone Jawad in the Bay of Bengal.

The authorities have suspended the movement of passenger vessels between Teknaf and St Martin’s Island for two days beginning from Sunday, reports UNB.

Pervez Chowdhury, Teknaf Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) confirmed the matter.

Due to the bad weather, the local administration suspended the movement of all types of vessels by hoisting cautionary signal 3.

The suspension will continue till the weather improves, UNO said.

St Martin’s chairman Nur Ahmed, said the tourists got stranded due to the suspension of the trawler movement. “They have to wait until further notice”.

All fishing boats and trawlers in the northern Bay of Bengal and deep sea have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution. And of course, venturing into the deep sea is strongly advised against.

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