Arabian Sea

  • Four drown in the Arabian sea, on the Gujarat coastline June 15, 2014

    Surat: Four people drowned in the Arabian sea in Suvali Hajira area of the district, said fire brigade officials. "Four people were drowned in the Arabian sea near the Suvali-Hajira area when they were suddenly trapped in the high tide," Surat's Chief Fire Officer P M Patel said. Patel said that they...
  • Mumbai witnesses high tide, waves expected to be 4.6 metres high June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai witnessed high tide on Friday for the second day today. Many parts of Worli, Shivaji Park were flooded as the high tide began to set in. Waves are expected to be 4.6 metres high. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has already issued a warning, asking people to stay away...
  • Monsoon expected to hit Kerala in 3-4 days: MeT Department June 2, 2014

    According to India Meteorological Department, the monsoon will hit Kerala in the next 3 to 4 days. IMD Director BP Yadav said that from the last 3-4 days there was no advancement but on Monday it has reached Arabian Sea. "Conditions now becoming favourable for the onset of monsoon over...
  • US investigators suspect missing Malaysian plane flew for hours March 13, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: US investigators suspect that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 stayed in the air for about four hours past the time it reached its last confirmed location, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing two people familiar with the details. The report comes as authorities remain uncertain about which ocean to search...
  • Bal Thackeray's ashes immersed in Arabian Sea November 23, 2012

    Mumbai: The ashes of late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray were on Thursday immersed in the Arabian Sea by his son and party executive president Uddhav Thackeray. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president and Bal Thackeray's nephew Raj Thackeray was also present at the Gateway of India, where the family had gathered...
  • Maharashtra: 7 youngsters drowned in Arabian sea August 19, 2012

    Ganpatipule: Seven tourists drowned in Arabian sea off Ganpatipule beach in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, police said on Sunday. While five of the seven bodies were fished out, two more bodies are still missing, they said. The seven picnickers from Thane and Solapur ventured into the water last evening and were not...
  • Mumbai airport to get a runway over the sea July 16, 2012

    Mumbai: With the initiative to develop Juhu airport, as a secondary airport gaining momentum, and plans to shift all of the small aircraft operations from Mumbai airport to Juhu on the anvil, it has now been decided that the existing runway will be extended westwards into the Arabian Sea —...
  • Three Pune students drown in Arabian Sea June 11, 2012

    Raigad(Maharashtra): A weekend trip turned tragic for three engineering students, including a girl, who drowned off the Harihareshwar Beach on the Konkan coast here on June 10, a police official said. The victims, students of the Institute of Technology in Pune's Chinchwad, had gone for an outing to the popular beach...
  • US treasure hunter 'finds' Osama's body off Surat May 5, 2012

    London: American treasure hunter Bill Warren has claimed to have located Osama bin Laden's body bag deep under the Arabian Sea, 320 km west of Surat in Gujarat, and hopes to start his mission on June 1. "I've located where they threw him away," Daily Mail quoted him as telling Spanish...
  • Sunken ship MV Rak leaks oil off Mumbai coast August 7, 2011

    Mumbai: On August 7, 2010 a ship collision off Mumbai's coast led to a major oil spill. Exactly an year on, oil slick from MV RAK's wreckage has washed ashore Mumbai's coast threatening another ecological disaster. The ship loaded with 60,000 tonnes of coal and at least 300 tonnes of...
  • Navy intercepts pirate ship, rescues 13 sailors March 14, 2011

    New Delhi: The Indian Navy intercepted a pirate mother vessel 600 nautical miles west of the Indian coast in the Arabian Sea on Monday and rescued 13 hostages. Sixty-one pirates have also been caught in the operation carried out by Navy's INS Kalpeni. The pirate mother vessel has been identified as...
  • India tweaks navy's rules for combating pirates March 11, 2011

    New Delhi: India, making all out efforts to seek the safe release of 53 sailors held by Somali pirates, on Friday also tweaked its navy's rules of engagement against pirates in the Indian Ocean, widening the scope of its offensive operations but within the framework of international laws of the...
  • Ganesha immerson leaves Mumbai beaches dirty September 23, 2010

    Mumbai: About two lakh Ganeshas were immersed across 80 immersion points in the city on Wednesday. Although BMC officials and volunteers had asked people not to dump flowers and plaster of paris on the beaches, this has not made much of an impact. ...
  • 40 drown in Mumbai beaches, 20 in two months July 24, 2010

    With a negligible number of lifeguards and safety facilities, Mumbai has seen 40 drowning deaths in the sea this year, 20 of these within the last two months. ...
  • Met issues warning as Cyclone Phet intensifies June 3, 2010

    New Delhi: Cyclone Phet is likely to intensify, change its course and move towards the western coast of India. The meteorological department has issued a warning for the Indian coast as Cyclone Phet, which has been hovering around the Arabian Peninsula at present and is heading for the coast of...
  • Cyclone Phet intensifies but no alert yet June 2, 2010

    Ahmedabad: Tropical cyclone 'Phet' in the Arabian sea intensified further, however, the storm stood stationary about 1,050 km off Gujarat coast during the day as some parts of Gujarat received rainfall. The coastal region is experiencing strong winds and widespread rainfall but no cyclone alert has been issued yet. According to the...
  • Global warming turns coloured corals of Lakshadweep brown December 1, 2009

    India's last frontier out in the Arabian sea- from the air they look like droplets in a bed of blue. Every island in Lakshadweep is enchanting, but little do most people know that it is at the bottom the tentacles of global warming are slowly spreading. Due to global warming...
  • Cyclone misses Mumbai, leaves behind Rs 100 cr dent November 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Cyclone Phyan may have missed Mumbai on Wednesday but it has managed to cause considerable damage to the Maharashtra Government. Post-cyclone damages are being estimated to be well over Rs 100 crore in Maharashtra and Konkan alone. A major fallout could be a further rise in the prices...
  • 45 Goa fishermen missing after Cyclone Phyan November 12, 2009

    Panaji: About 45 fishermen were missing on Thursday as eight trawlers were still out at sea and two feared sunk following Cyclone Phyan passing through the Arabian Sea the day before. A day after the cyclone missed Goa but led to heavy rains and stormy seas, a fisheries department officials...
  • MET department predicts heavy rains in Gujarat November 11, 2009

    The MET department has predicted heavy to very heavy rains in most coastal areas in Gujarat. A high tide is expected around 7 in the evening. The coast is on high alert with over 600 fishermen still in sea. ...
  • Intermittent rains lashing Pune in past 48 hours November 11, 2009

    Pune too has been experiencing intermittent rains for the past 48 hours. Traffic has been thrown out of gear. The city has recorded almost 10 cms rainfall on Wednesday. More rains are expected in the next 24 hours. ...
  • Watch: Powerful cyclone likely to hit Mumbai November 11, 2009

    Mumbai is virtually shutting down. A powerful cylone is likely to hit the west coast on Wednesday afternoon. The BMC has asked all govt offices to close at 2 pm. Private offices have been asked to take a call. All schools and colleges have been asked to shut early...
  • Boats, fishermen missing in cyclone November 11, 2009

    Ahmedabad/Panaji: About 80 fishing trawlers, with an average of 10 men in each, are missing in cyclone-hit Arabian Sea, organisations of fishermen along India's west coast said on Wednesday. As Cyclone Phyan intensified and tore northwards, slated to make landfall along the north Maharashtra-south Gujarat coast late on Wednesday night, there...
  • Schools and offices asked to shut down in Mumbai November 11, 2009

    Mumbai: With cyclonic storm 'Phyan' menacingly approaching north Maharashtra and south Gujarat, the government has asked all educational institutions and offices in the city to close down on Wednesday afternoon. "All schools and offices have been advised to close down for the day in view of the inclement weather that...
  • Cyclone Phyan to bring heavy rains to Mumbai November 11, 2009

    Mumbai: A depression in the Arabian Sea has intensified into a cyclonic storm, with heavy rains and gusting winds forecast for Mumbai and other parts of India's west coast, weather officials said on Wednesday. Cyclone Phyan lay about 600 km south-southwest off Mumbai, and was moving in a north-northeasterly direction,...
  • Mumbai, west coast brace for gathering storm November 11, 2009

    Mumbai: India's financial capital Mumbai and many areas along the west coast are bracing for Cyclone Phyan that is likely to intensify and cross the coast between north Maharashtra and south Gujarat late on Wednesday night. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an 'orange' alert, one step below the...
  • Cyclone nearing west coast, IMD alerts fishermen November 11, 2009

    New Delhi: A cyclonic storm is intensifying in the Arabian Sea and is likely to move near south Gujarat and north Maharashtra and could bring with it strong winds to Goa, Karnataka and Kerala as well, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday. According to the IMD website, there is...
  • Shivaji memorial in sea a stupidity: Thackeray October 4, 2009

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Sunday described the proposed Rs 350 crore memorial of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the Arabian Sea as “stupidity” and an election gimmick. “This is stupidity. There is no need for it as there is another memorial of Shivaji near Gateway of India,” Thackeray said...
  • Six Gujarat teachers drown in Arabian Sea May 1, 2009

    Junagadh (Gujarat): Six teachers of a local school in Gujarat's Rajkot town drowned on Friday when they ventured into the Arabian Sea near the resort town of Chorwad in the neighbouring Junagadh district, police said. The teachers, part of a trip organised by the Rajkot-based Genius School, were accompanying 21 students....
  • The Budhia's of the sea make a mark November 11, 2006

    Mumbai: A seven-year-old girl and a nine-year-old boy swam against the strength of the entire Arabian Sea battling waves since 0500 hrs IST on Saturday. Akshat Bhargava and Pooja Bhangire began the 22-kilometre stretch from Rewas in Alibag. Akshat took six hours and 10 minutes to reach the Gateway of...