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Paradip Port rescues Indonesian ship in distress

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Paradip, Orissa, Jun 16 (UNI) The Paradip Port today came to the rescue of an Indonesian Cargo Vessel ''Tataniyaga'' anchored off the Paradip coast for last two days following a technical snag and allowed it to enter the harbour to unload 5,900 tonnes of palm oil.

Paradip Port sources said the ship was on its way to Haldia port when it developed some technical snag near the sand heads. The Haldia Port refused to allow permission to the ship to enter into its harbour.

Finding no other option, the Indonesian ship, moved towards the Orissa coast and anchored 10 nautical miles off Paradip Port. It remained off the port for the last two days and sent SOS to the Paradip Port to allow permission to enter into its harbour.

The PPT authority was reluctant to accord permission but later decided to rescue the ship as water was gushing into it, posing a serious threat of and blocking the approach channel.

Apprehending that the oil slick from the ship would cause more environmental hazard for the Port, the PPT authority finally sent a pilot vessel which guided the Indonesian ship and brought it to the harbour.

The ship was then allowed to unload the palm oil and make necessary arrangement of transportation to its destination. PPT sources said the Ship would leave the port after rectifying the technical snag.

UNI DP TJP VD PC2312

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