Gujarat: 1 dead in MT Genessa oil tanker fire
At lest one person was dead in the fire that broke out on board MT Genessa oil tanker, 15 nautical miles off Deendayal Port in Gujarat.
Three Indian Coast Guard (ICG) vessels, nine Tugs from KPT, Reliance, Essar, Adani and ICG Dornier were able to completely douse the flames on the MT Genessa oil tanker, which broke out yesterday, off the coast of Kandla.
However, water sampling of the ocean shows no sign of oil spilling, informed the Gujarat Defence Ministry.
Earlier on Wednesday, the ICG evacuated 26 crew members of an oil tanker after a major fire broke out on it.The MT Genessa oil tanker, which was anchored about 15 nautical miles off Deendayal Port in Kandla, was reportedly carrying at least 30,000 tonnes of high-speed Diesel.
The Indian Coast Guard swung into immediate action, firefighting using tugs and rigs available from nearby resource agencies.