Visakhapatnam: A Bangladeshi cargo ship drifted towards a park as the deep depression crossed near Kakinada on Tuesday morning after it lost both the anchor.

Officials of Visakhapatnam Port said no casualties or major damage was reported when the ship came close to the shore at Tenneti Park.

Several trees were uprooted and power supply was switched off as the system brought heavy rain and winds to the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh at the time of crossing.

 

The deep depression, according to latest observations crossed north Andhra Pradesh coast close to Kakinada between 6:30 am and 7:30 am on Tuesday, with a maximum, sustained wind speed of 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph.

The deep depression is being monitored by coastal Doppler Weather Radars of Machilipatnam, Visakhapatnam and Gopalpur. As per Radar imageries the rain bands lie along with the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and adjoining interior districts. Moderate convection also lies over south Odisha and Telangana.

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