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10 tonnes of oil unloaded from wrecked ship

Written by: Staff

Karwar, Karnataka, June 5 (UNI) Ten tonnes of oil mixed with water have been unloaded from the Singaporean ship that ran aground after hitting an oyster rock in rough sea conditions, today.

Uttara Kannada Deputy Commissioner Ritesh Kumar told newspersons here that a machine, named 'Hot Tap', has arrived from Singapore and would start defuelling work from tomorrow. A barge called 'Onix' was being used for the purpose now and another 'Jade' would arrive here by tomorrow.

The 400-tonne capacity oil tanks now had only 300 tonnes of oil and the rest was water. Divers would continue with their work tomorrow, he said.

Coast Guard Director General Prabhakar Kalleri, who supervised the defuelling work in a helicopter, said there was no damage to Karwar and Devagad beach due to the spillage.


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