Press release

12 March, 2019

Weather Advisory - Mozambique, Cyclone IDAI

Dear valued customer,

See below received from Beira port harbour master for your information.

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To all whom may concern.
 
 According the latest weather forecast the track of cyclone IDAI of category 4/5 will be landed at Beira with wind speed between 100 -140 knots.
Although the weather forecast of South Africa is predicting that she will land more to the North (Pambane, Zambezi River), wind speed expected in Beira will be exceeding 65 knots.
 
We will keep you informed  concerning the development and time the cyclone will reach Beira. 
24 Hours before the estimated land fall of the cyclone, all concerned parties will be informed and advised accordingly.
 
The port of Beira will be closed when the wind will exceed the 30 knots.
We strongly advise that all vessel will leave the port/quay before the wind exceed more than 30 knots. This to avoid any damage to vessel during the land fall of the cyclone.
 
Vessels underway to Beira should delay there ETA, in accordance with good seamanship.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further requirements.

Regards,
Capt.Otto Nijkamp 
pilot/harbour master Port of Beira                       
Mob.(+)258 829982091

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