Monday, March 7, 2011

Ship stuck - possible oil spill in marine park?

Marine National Park Jamnagar officials are on a high alert,

A large vessel carrying bulk of rapeseed extraction meal and castor seeds extraction meal onboard got stuck near "Duni" island (between poshitra and Vadinar), this island borders the marine national park and there is a eminent threat to marine life in India's only marine national park.

MV Jutha Pathama, the vessel was bound for South Korea, all crew and owner of this ship are from Thailand, The Indian Coast Guard have confirmed the incident. Steps are being taken to ensure there are no oil spill in this area.