Sea Erosion Caused by Storm Mantus – Danger to Danish Castle!
As the Danish fort is in danger due to sea erosion in Tharangambadi, the public has demanded the construction of a seawall made of black stone to protect the fort.
The world famous Danish fort was built on the coast of Tharangambadi in 1620 AD by the Danish Navy Captain Roland Grapp at Tharangambadi in Mayiladuthurai district. It came under the control of the Tamil Nadu Government Department of Archeology from 1978 after the independence of India.
In this case, in 2002, with the cooperation of the Danish government, the Tarangambadi Welfare Association in Denmark along with the Department of Archeology of the Tamil Nadu Government renovated the Danish fort. It was renovated for the 2nd time in 2011 by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
During the Danish period, the fort was built with brick-lime walls to prevent seawater from entering the fort. The wall was washed away by sea erosion during calamities. In this case, due to the Mandus storm, the sea erosion is increasing and the sea wave is entering beyond the barbed wire barrier built around the broad wall of the fort.
In this case, sea erosion has approached the main wall of the fort. As a result, the public has requested the Tamil Nadu government to immediately construct a barrier wall made of black stones to protect the fort.
Source : WWW.PUTHIYATHALAIMURAI.COM