The Shanghai maritime authorities have organized boats and ships to take shelter from the approaching Typhoon Hinnamnor, the 11th of this year, as China on Saturday raised its emergency response for flood and typhoon control to level Ⅳ.
So far, a total of 796 ships have been evacuated from the Yangtze River estuary and the waters off Shanghai's Yangshan Port.
Among them, more than 200 ships have been evacuated from the waters off the Yangshan Port.
The staff of the Yangshan Port Maritime Safety Administration have taken various measures to inspect all ships in the waters under its jurisdiction through vessel traffic services (VTS) system, electronic cruise system and on-site inspection, and urged relevant enterprises, units and ships to take precautionary measures against the typhoon as soon as possible.
The waters of the southwest coast of Shanghai's Chongming Island and the waters of the Hengsha channel have long served as shelter areas for ships in Shanghai Port. Due to the impact of Typhoon Hinnamnor, more than 260 ships have been anchored and taken shelter in those areas.
The staff of the Chongming Maritime Safety Administration has ramped up patrol efforts to spot potential safety hazards in a timely manner, in order to prevent dragging of anchors, breakage of mooring chains and other secondary disasters.
The Shanghai maritime authorities have stepped up emergency response efforts, and deployed two professional rescue ships, 104 tugboats, 25 salvage ships and 38 cleaning ships to the related key areas to deal with the approaching typhoon.
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