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Another Collision in Mumbai Harbour

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Smoke billows out of the naval dockyard following fire broke out in the naval warship INS Vindhyagiri after it collided with a merchant vessel in Mumbai, on Monday. Photo: PTI

Smoke billows out of the naval dockyard following fire broke out in the naval warship INS Vindhyagiri after it collided with a merchant vessel in Mumbai, on Monday. Photo: PTI

The coast around the Mumbai harbour has not yet recovered from the oil spill caused by a collision between ships inside the harbour in August 2010. Then on Jan 22, 2011, there was news of a ruptured pipeline which spilled 30,000 barrels of crude oil into the harbour. Now, the Hindu reports yet another problem:

An oil spill has been reported from the Indian Naval warship, which suffered a major fire and is listing after collision with a merchant vessel, a Coast Guard official said on Monday.

“Oil is spilling out from the warship. It is not yet clear as to how much oil spilled from the ship,” the official told PTI.

Coast Guard Inspector General (West Region) S. P. S. Basra refused to comment on the spill but said they have positioned all the equipment, the Navy and Coast Guard personnel on the job to control any sort of situation.

An official said there was a dent in the warship due to the impact of the collision through which water had gushed into the vessel causing it to tilt to one side.

Defence spokesman Manohar Nambiar said the ship was resting on the sea bed and it cannot sink as there was not enough water.

“The ship is listing on one side. This can be rectified. Once the water is pumped out, it will straighten,” he said.

INS Vindhyagiri had collided with a Norwegian container vessel M V Nordlake, in the Mumbai harbour yesterday and was brought to the navy dockyard.

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Written by Arhopala Bazaloides

January 31, 2011 at 6:23 pm

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