Panaji:The operation to empty around 2,000 tonnes of Naphtha from grounded ship off Goa coast will begin on Tuesday, Goa government said.
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Operation to empty naphtha from grounded ship to begin tomorrow
A state government spokesman said that state chief secretary has requested the defence authorised to provide helicopter to drop heavy pumps and equipments on the ship.
“This operation will be undertaken tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon,” the spokesman said.
A ship tanker with 2,000 tonnes of naphtha, 50 tonnes of heavy oil and 19 tonnes diesel has run aground near Dona Paula waters , 2.5 nautical miles from the coast.
The ship which was anchored five nautical miles in Mormugao Port Trust harbour had drifted due to cyclonic winds.
The state government on Monday said that assessment by various agencies including aerial survey by coast guard near the vessel has shown that there was no spillage.
The coast guard has also stationed one oil spill response vessel in the surroundings of the grounded vessel.
The spokesman said that two teams with tug with 600
Metres of reel of boom went to deploy the booms but failed due to undercurrents and returned back.
He said that the booms around the vessel would be deployed on Tuesday morning.
The spokesman said that police have filed FIR against owner of the ship and the MPT.