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Government of India
Ministry of Shipping
07-December-2010 17:05 IST
Measures Being Taken for Prevention of Oil Spills
As a measure for prevention of oil spills at the Indian ports, Indian Coast Guard being a nodal agency for National Oil Spill

 

As a measure for prevention of oil spills at the Indian ports, Indian Coast Guard being a nodal agency for National Oil Spill Disaster Contingency Plan has directed all the ports to pre-pare Local Oil Spill Disaster Contingency Plan. Tier-1 pollution response equipments as per “National Oil Spill Disaster Contingency Plan (NOS-DCP)” has been maintained at many ports. Regular inspection of ships and patrolling of water has been carried out. Tankers above 25 years of age are not allowed to enter the ports. Regular rounds are taken in the ports and strict vigilance is maintained for any pollution. Penalty is also imposed on the concerned party even if a minor oil spill is noticed.  

 

Details of oil leakage noticed from the shipping vessels in the country during the last three years is as under:-

 

Name of the Port

Date of Incident

Name of the Vessel

Quantity of oil spill noticed

Paradip

09-09-2009

M.V. Black Rose

975 (MTS)

New Mangalore

25-06-2008

MT SC Tianjin

Small Oil (max. 2 MT)

 

30-08-2008

MV Tekeze

Small Oil (max. 2 MT)

 

19-10-2008

MV CEC Hunter

Small Oil (max. 2 MT)

 

10-05-2009

MT Premvati

Small Oil (max. 2 MT)

 

31-12-2009

MV LE Ponant

Small Oil (max. 2 MT)

 

04-05-2010

MT JAG Pavitra

Small Oil (max. 2 MT)

 

05-06-2010

MV Arcadia Progress

Small Oil (max. 2 MT)

 

19-06-2010

MV OEL Shreyas

Maximum 2 (MT)

Mormugoa

16-12-2009

MV Agios Nektarios

Small Oil

 

 

MT Swarna Mala

Small Oil

Mumbai

07-08-2010

MSC Chitra

 

JNPT

 05-06-2007

MV Victory I

30-40 (K.L)

 

24-10-2007

MSC Claudia

200 (K.L)

 

15-01-2008

INS Aditya

30  (K.L)

 

             The above information was given by the Minister of Shipping, Shri G.K. Vasan in Rajya Sabha today.    

 

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