- Indian Coast Guard vessels and helicopter reached the spot to assess likely marine pollution due to the mid-sea collision
Porbandar: Two ships collided in the sea near Okha on Friday night. No casualty, oil spill or marine pollution has been reported.
According to a release by the Coast Guard, the mid-sea collision happened between MV Aviator from Marshal Island and MV Atlantic Grace from Hong Kong around 12 nautical miles from Okha at around 9.30 pm on Friday.
Indian Coast Guard Ships interceptor boat from Mundra and Okha were deployed to assess the area for marine pollution as it is a very sensitive marine diversity reserve.
Coast Guard pollution control vessel ICGS Samudra Pavak, too, was diverted for assessment and to initiate measures towards marine oil pollution. Such mid-sea collision can result in marine pollution.
Indian Coast Guard helicopter was sent for pollution assessment and to provide assessment, as per the release.
“No casualties, oil slick reported. Indian Coast Guard ships in area including pollution control vessel on stand-by in the vicinity & monitoring the situation,” said the Defence PRO, Gujarat.
The area is being continuously monitored for any marine pollution eventuality, the release added.
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