Second spill within two years; Over two tonnes of oil spill at Kamarajar port


Second spill within two years; Over two tonnes of oil spill at Kamarajar port

Chennai is staring at another oil spill after more than two tonnes of thick furnace fuel oil (FFO) spilled when a flexible hose snapped while discharging the oil at the Marine Liquid Terminal-1 at the Kamarajar Port in the wee hours on Sunday.

The oil spilled at the berth side after the Motor Tanker Coral Stars hose suddenly ruptured and caused accidental spill into seawater at 4.03 am. Kamarajar Port chairman P Raveendran told Express that preliminary estimate showed two tonnes of oil spilled into the sea.

“The emergency response mechanism was immediately activated and all agencies including Coast Guard swung into action,” he said and added the spillage was confined to the breakwaters as fence boom was immediately deployed around the vessel.”Read More

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