Indian Coast Guard on Alert After Oil Spill Off Chennai

Date:

The pollution response team is currently on standby

NEW DELHI — The Indian Coast Guard was put on alert on Friday after a reported oil spill from a Portuguese-flagged cargo ship some 450 kilometers (280 miles) from the city of Chennai on the country’s southeastern coast, according to an official statement.

“A Portuguese flag Container ship MV Devon, on passage from Colombo to Haldia, West Bengal in India, developed an underwater crack in the fuel tank containing about 120 KL of Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil,” said the statement from the coast guard.

The crack resulted in the spillage of about 10 kiloliters (2,642 gallons) of oil into the sea before preventive action was taken and the remaining oil transferred to another tank by the ship’s crew, it added.

Manned by 17 crew, the vessel is carrying 10,795 tons of general cargo in 382 containers. It is continuing on its voyage to Haldia, which it will likely reach on June 18, 2021.

The MV Devon has reported that the vessel is stable, said that statement, adding that coast guard officials were in continuous contact with it.

It also noted that the pollution response team at Chennai was alerted and is currently on standby, with coast guard ships and aircraft deployed at sea also put on alert accordingly. — AA

theclarionindia
theclarionindiahttps://clarionindia.net
Clarion India - News, Views and Insights about Indian Muslims, Dalits, Minorities, Women and Other Marginalised and Dispossessed Communities.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:

Subscribe

spot_imgspot_img

Popular

More like this
Related

Telegram Founder Again Warns Users to Stay Away from WhatsApp

"With over 700 million active users and more than...

World Would Face Armageddon if Putin Uses Tactical Nuke Weapon: Biden

Putin and his officials have repeatedly threatened to use...

Muslims Warn of Huge Protest As Hindus Perform Puja in Bidar Mosque; Police on High Alert

The Muslim organisations in Bidar have protested against the...

Karnataka: Pooja Forcefully Performed at Ancient Mosque in Bidar

Clarion India NEW DELHI - A Hindu mob forcefully performed...