NU SHI VESSEL NALINI: 3 MEMBER EXPERT TEAM ASSESSING SITUATION

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Panaji :October 27, 2019 ….A three member expert team consisting of Captain KP Jayakumar, Nautical Advisor, Government of India, Captain Mohit Behl, Nautical Surveyor, DG Shipping and Bodh Raj, Engineer and Ship Surveyor, Mercantile Marine Department, Mumbai alongwith MPT and State Officials are assessing the situation to plan remedial actions  in view of NU SHI Vessel Nalini containing about 2,000 Tonne of Naphtha 50 tonnes of Heavy Oil and 19 Tonne diesel which has stuck on a rock/softground in the Sea near Dona Paula.

The Vessel is unmanned and damaged.  24×7 Monitoring is being carried out by different agencies including MPT signal station.

Port assessment and the Coast Guard aerial inspection found no oil spillage. The Coast Guard has also stationed one oil spill response vessel in the vicinity of the grounded vessel.  The ship is still aground at the same position for the last 24 hours. Attempt to rig boom is also being undertaken to deal with any possible spillage but the sea is still rough.

After assessment of the condition of vessel by the airflown team by Navy Helicopter meeting will be held to determine the further course of action.

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