crew member of the oil tanker that caught fire died on January 18th even as
efforts were on to bring the blaze on
the ship under control off Gujarat’s Kandla port. No oil spill has been
reported from the Oil tanker so far according to a defense ministry
A massive fire broke out in the MT Genessa
anchored around 14 nautical miles off Deendayal Port Kandla on January 17th and
all the 26 crew members were rescued.
merchant navy tanker was reportedly carrying 30,000 tons of high-speed diesel.
Two crew members sustained severe injuries and
one of them died at a hospital, defense spokesperson of the Gujarat region,
“The fire has been doused but smoke is still
coming out from hot spots. So, the operation is still on to cool down hot spots
to prevent any mishap or further damage”.
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has been leading the
“Indian Coast Guard coordinated the fire-
fighting efforts of all stake holders to contain the fire on board ‘M T
Genessa’ off Kandla Port this morning. Coast Guard continue to monitor
situation and shoreline assessment (sic),” ICG tweeted on Thursday afternoon.
“Hot Spots temperature brought down to 40 &
25 degree Celsius on port/seaside side respectively. Boundary cooling is in progress.
The Coast Guard hovercraft has been deployed for shoreline assessment for oil
No Oil spill has been reported so far in the
Arabian Sea from the tanker.