Seafarers cautioned over rough seas

A boat makes its way through rough seas. (Sun Photo)

Maldives Meteorological Service has advised seafarers to be cautious as rough seas are expected to prevail in central and southern Maldives. 

Maldives Meteorological Service has issued white alert for the area from N. Atoll to Th. Atoll, warning of strong winds and rough seas. 

The white alert is in effect from 10:00 pm Tuesday to 03:00 am Wednesday. 

Assistant Meteorologist Azeema Ahmed said that strong winds of 19-24 miles per hour are expected in the region. 

Azeema said that while the winds are weaker than they were on Tuesday morning, the seas remain rough. 

Seafarers have been advised to call and clarify the latest weather updates from Maldives Meteorological Service before embarking on journeys. 

It's also very important that vessels check safety and communication devices are in working order before embarking on journeys, said Azeema. 

She said that recent marine tragedies were the result of lack of proper safety measures.