Mumbai ship collision: 100 containers missing

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Mumbai, Aug 17: Nearly 100 containers that fell into the water following the collision between two merchant vessels off the Mumbai coast are still missing said a senior Mumbai Port official on Tuesday, Aug 17.

"Two of the missing containers are carrying hazardous chemicals and efforts are on to locate and retrieve them," official  said.

"The salvage operation is underway. About 100 out of the total 250 containers are yet to be traced from the waters," Rahul Asthana, Chairman of Mumbai Port Trust said.

Two merchant vessels, MSC Chitra and Khalijia-III, collided off the Mumbai coast on Aug 7 causing an oil spill and several containers from one of the vessels fell into the sea.

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