Due to the cyclone Phailin, all operations at Dhamra, Paradip and Gopalpur ports in Odisha were suspended for two days. Since ships also run the risk of damaging the berths, all ports have moved the vessels away.
At the Paradip port, as a first step, 10 vessels have been shifted away from the harbour's channels in the high sea. Similar steps have been taken by Dhamra and Gopalpur ports.
The ports authorities at Dharma port say that all necessary steps to secure the ports and the people have been taken.
Only ports like Kolkata and Vizag, which do not fall in the danger zone, are providing anchorage to distress vessels, say the port authorities. The two ports have reduced the activity, but have not shut the port facilities yet and are continuing loading and unloading of cargo.