Minor collision at Mumbai port
Barely 20 days after the two vessels MSC Chitra and MV Khalijia-III collided with each other off the Mumbai port, leading to an oil spill in the Arabian Sea, another minor collision was reported on Tuesday.mumbai Updated: Sep 01, 2010 01:25 IST
Barely 20 days after the two vessels MSC Chitra and MV Khalijia-III collided with each other off the Mumbai port, leading to an oil spill in the Arabian Sea, another minor collision was reported on Tuesday.
An offshore supply vessel collided with a mini-bulk carrier at Indira docks on Tuesday morning. Officials from the Mumbai Port trust (MbPT) said that the mini-bulk carrier Nand Hajara was docked at the Indira Dock on Monday for the discharge of steel cargo.
At about 7.30 am on Tuesday, when offshore supply vessel Beas Dolphin was being docked at berth No. 5, Indira Dock, the OSV clashed with the mini-bulk carrier.
“The two vessels brushed with each other,” said an official from MbPT, on condition of anonymity. As a result, the water tank of Nand Hajara developed a hole, leading to ingress of water, which made it tilt by about seven degrees.
However, the vessel has since discharged cargo and is now stable and upright.
Tugs were used to pull the vessel to its upright position.
According to the press release issued by the MbPT, the incident did not lead to any injuries or oil spill.
Minor repairs are being carried out Nand Hajara.
First Published: Sep 01, 2010 01:24 IST