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Warming Arabian Sea turning hotbed for intense cyclones: Study

July 19, 2021 9:08 am

Climatologically, the North Indian Ocean region -- covering Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal -- record five cyclones a year, four of which originate in Bay of Bengal. May and November are the active months in a year.

3 weeks on, body of P-305 barge master handed over to family, 17 more bodies left

June 08, 2021 2:22 am

On May 17, the barge with 261 people on-board had drifted due to cyclone Tauktae and hit an oil rig at Bombay High, around 70km in the Arabian Sea from Mumbai shore, leading to the death of 75 people.

Aerial panchnama done of spots where barge, tugboat sank

June 05, 2021 1:48 am

A senior Mumbai Police officer said the investigating officer of the case and two survivors were on board the chopper used to conduct the survey.

Barge P305, Varaprada rescue ops: 188 crew members rescued, 66 bodies recovered

May 22, 2021 8:47 pm

Barge P305 was a vessel doing work for ONGC off the coast of Mumbai. It had broken free of its anchor shortly after midnight on May 16 due to high-speed winds and a choppy sea.

‘It was pitch dark, the lights on my lifejacket went out... At that point, I thought I was going to die...’

May 22, 2021 9:03 am

Varghese Sam Eralil was among the 261 people on board Barge P-305, that went adrift due to Cyclone Tautkae, before sinking in the Arabian Sea on May 17. The 27-year-old recounts a first-hand account of the incident.

Explained: How does Tauktae compare with other cyclones in severity and damage?

May 27, 2021 11:14 am

Cyclone Tauktae has killed 104 people so far, which is more than the toll from any single cyclone from the Arabian Sea over the last one decade.

Barge captain still missing, booked for negligence

May 22, 2021 12:59 am

The Yellow Gate police said it booked Bhallav for allegedly ignoring warnings related to Cyclone Tauktae.

Navy says 51 dead in P305 accident; Mumbai Police files FIR against captain

May 21, 2021 12:55 pm

The Yellow Gate police said they have booked the captain of the barge for allegedly ignoring the warnings related to Cyclone Tauktae.

Riding the storm

May 21, 2021 8:31 am

Arabian Sea is becoming more cyclone prone. We need to reimagine development on the western coast

Explained: In Cyclone Tauktae, a continuing new trend from the Arabian Sea

May 23, 2021 10:58 am

Cyclone Tauktae: In recent years, strong cyclones have been developing in the Arabian Sea more frequently than earlier.


Hamirsar in Bhuj: Once there was a lake

June 09, 2015 5:07 pm

The famous Hamirsar lake in Bhuj, Kutch district has dried up completely.


Pakistan arrests 88 Indian fishermen for territorial violation

February 21, 2016 2:11 pm

Karachi, Feb 21 (ANI): Pakistan's marine forces have arrested 88 Indian fishermen and took sixteen boats into custody for allegedly violating the country's territorial waters in the Arabian Sea. A police official said the fishermen, who were arrested on Friday night, have been handed over to Docks Police Station in Karachi for necessary legal action. The arrested fishermen were charged under the Foreign Act and Fisheries Act. The fishermen, who belong to Gujarat, will be produced them before a magistrate on Sunday. India and Pakistan share an extensive oceanic border with each other which is poorly defined, resulting in fishermen on both sides inadvertently crossing over to the other side while netting their catch.