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Nation Current Affairs 18 Jan 2018 Major fire onboard o ...

Major fire onboard oil tanker off Guj coast, efforts to douse flames continue

ANI
Published Jan 18, 2018, 11:34 am IST
Updated Jan 18, 2018, 12:32 pm IST
Gujarat Defence Ministry informed that water sampling of the ocean shows no sign of oil spilling.
MT Genessa oil tanker, which was anchored about 15 nautical miles off Deendayal Port in Kandla, was reportedly carrying at least 30,000 tonnes of high-speed Diesel. (Photo: ANI)
 MT Genessa oil tanker, which was anchored about 15 nautical miles off Deendayal Port in Kandla, was reportedly carrying at least 30,000 tonnes of high-speed Diesel. (Photo: ANI)

Kandla (Gujarat): Three Indian Coast Guard (ICG) vessels, nine Tugs from KPT, Reliance, Essar, Adani and ICG Dornier continue to douse the flames on the MT Genessa oil tanker, which broke out on Wednesday, off the coast of Kandla.

However, water sampling of the ocean shows no sign of oil spilling, informed the Gujarat Defence Ministry.

 

ICG control vessel is at the site and ICGS Samudra Pavak is overseeing the entire operation.

Earlier on Wednesday, the ICG evacuated 26 crew members of an oil tanker after a major fire broke out on it.

The MT Genessa oil tanker, which was anchored about 15 nautical miles off Deendayal Port in Kandla, was reportedly carrying at least 30,000 tonnes of high-speed Diesel.

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Location: India, Gujarat




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