The newly installed Tsunami Early Warning System Siren was successfully tested today between 12:00 – 12:10 PM near INS Angre, Fort area, SBS Marg, Mumbai. The Siren and a Digital Electronic Board is part of a system for issuing early warning in case of a Tsunami threat in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). The siren has been connected to the electronic Display board and will now be remotely controlled by Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad. The siren will operate for a continuously for one min in case of a possible Tsunami threat in the coastal region.
Based on a request by the Indian Navy, The system is installed at the Meteorology Office of Western Naval Command by INCOIS, an autonomous organisation under Ministry of Earth & Sciences (MoES), Government of India. The system has far reaching impact on the reaction time available to the Indian Navy in responding to the natural calamity and saving lives.
Post successful completion of drill, it is intended to carry out testing of the Tsunami Warning Siren on regular basis between 12:00 – 12:10 PM on 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month commencing 01 November 2015.
(Text and photos by Ministry of Defence, New Delhi)