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Here is the first @NASA satellite image taken this morning of (what seems to be based on AIS pos) the #FrontAltair tanker. We had to enhance the original. We noted the distress call times as reported by @katiemcque. A couple of tugboats in the area have diverted to assist. #OOTT
This is the original satellite image. We're waiting for additional sources.
Data captured by @esa (delivered via @sentinel_hub) shows a 25km long smoke plume blowing west at 05:49 UTC (09:49 local time). That's 3.5 hours after initial distress call. Also, in three days time, weather forecast has #CycloneVayu approaching the area at 160km/h.
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Gujarat is facing onslaught of #CycloneVayu in next 12 hours and national media Govt PR service is peddling stories of NDRF teams deployment and Govt preparedness in full blast as expected. But a basic hole in the story is ignored. There’s no “Cyclone Detection Radar Network”
On Gujarat’s longest coastline in Saurashtra unlike India’s eastern coast where cyclone Phani was detected and monitored by the minute. A CDR helps monitoring equatorial cyclone activity closely and helps immensely. Sadly the BJP Govts in centre and state have failed to install
this basic system which is installed in Chennai, Machhlipattnam, Vizag and even Kolkata, Paradeep, Gopalpur. North & West radar network is abysmal and doesn’t work effectively beyond Bombay. Bhuj in Kutch, Gujarat has a prehistoric unit that’s ineffective needing modernisation.
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