Drifted transhipper back to sea after 4-day stay on shore

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Panaji, Jun 13 (UNI) The transhipper, Andheri Nagri, which had drifted to the Caranzalem coast in the city for the last four days following heavy rains and gusty winds in the Arabian Sea, was towed back into the Sea today.

With this, the Goa administration heaved a sigh of relief as the vessel was a threat to the fragile ecology and environment at the coast, which had otherwise been a beehive of fishing activity.

The Captain of Ports, faced with the threat of action under the Environment Protection Act, took the initiative today with a let up in the heavy rains.

The authorities had to collect the expenses incurred for the operation salvage from Salgaocar Mining Industry, which owned the vessel.

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