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Chennai Lighthouse reopened

Safety at sea in Indian coastal waters will be enhanced with the establishment of Navigational Telex coverage of the entire coastline.The coverage will come into operation in about a year.

Union Minister for Shipping G.K. Vasan laid the foundation stone for the Navtex chain at the Chennai Lighthouse in Chennai.

Navtex will continuously broadcast safety, weather, and search and rescue information upto 250 nautical miles. The Rs 20-crore scheme will be operational by December 2014.

The system comprises a network of seven transmitting stations in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Andaman & Nicobar.

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