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Mum oil spill: Probe shows Khalija as culprit


Oil spill
Mumbai, Sep 7: After the thorough investigation on the incident of Mumbai oil spill in Aug 2010, the Director General of shipping came to a decision that MV Khalija was the main culprit behind the accident.

The report showed that between MV Khalijia and MSC Chitra, the former was mainly responsible for the massive collision, which caused in over 800 tonnes of oil leaking from the Chitra and it's cargo had also fallen into the sea, blocking the channel.

The investigation report also criticized Mumbai Port trust's Vehicle Traffic Monitoring System (VTMS) for its radar.

One radar, which keeps an eye to track the the movement of ships, was not working on that day and VTMS officials also were ignorant about the movement of the ships.

However, MSC Chitra has been already compensated by the state government of Rs 3 crores for polluting the coast after the collision.

Now, the new findings of the inquiry report may cause MV Khalija a huge loss as the compensation for the massive pollution after the accident.

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