Mangaluru: Indian Coast Guard monitors oil spill from sunken vessel MV Princess Miral


Press release

Mangaluru, June 25: Indian Coast Guard (ICG) officials have continued to monitor the situation around the beached merchant vessel MV Princess Miral of New Mangalore for any probable oil leaks from the vessel.

Together with the district administration and other stakeholders, it is also coordinated for shoreline cleanup in the event of an oil spill. Constant monitoring has been undertaken by Coast Guard aircraft and vessels in the area around the vessel and ashore for pollution response since June 21.

A fully equipped pollution response vessel, the ICGS Samudra Pavak from Porbandar, arrived Saturday morning June 25 off New Mangalore and joined the pollution response operation at sea with ships and aircraft from the ICG.

To date, 9 Coast Guard and resource agency vessels, and 3 Coast Guard aircraft are on assignment for assessment and surveillance of the New Mangalore marine area.

These assets pursue the necessary preventive measures. The Netravati River is in the immediate vicinity of the ship which is beached near the shore. Therefore, as a precautionary measure, the mouth of the river has been barricaded from the seaward side using inflatable booms to prevent containment of the river in the event of an oil leak. The boat.

The Coast Guard pollution response team and experts are continuously analyzing the situation and also assisting the State Administration and Port Authority of New Mangalore by conducting pollution response operations and sessions. shoreline cleanup training and mock exercises.


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