Tanker under tow to Goa
The "Nu-Shi Nalini", which had been anchored 12,3 miles off Kochi, sailed on July 9, 2019, at 5 p.m. following the clearance from Mercantile Marine Department of Kochi port. The vessel was towed by a tug to Goa port, being escorted by another tug to prevent any untoward incident during the towage. Allahabad Bank, the lender of credit for the ship owners, agreed to take over the ship and relocate it from Kochi. The vessel has 2,370 tons of naphtha as cargo on board. The owners had asked for permission to move the ship to Kochi Port, but were refused. The ship sailed to the coast of Kochi on June 13, 2018, after experiencing an engine room explosion. Later, the ship was anchored off the coast of Kochi following a dispute between the companies contracted to clean and secure the ship. As the case continued, the Disaster Relief Authority ordered that the ship be evacuated immediately. The owners had informed the High Court that they intended to abandon the ship.
Abandoned tanker to be towed away
The "Nu Shi Nalini", which has been anchored 12.3 miles off Kochi will be shifted out of Kochi before July 15. The vessel will be aken over by Allahabad Bank and will probably be taken to Goa. The bank recieved the permissions from Directorate General Shipping.
Negotiatins for towing of abandoned tanker
On June 9, 2019, the "Nu-Shi Nalini" continued to be anchored off the Outer roads of the Cochin port, taken care by a tug alongside. The vessel owners have approached the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India to obtain permission to tow the vessel inside the Cochin port to get the vessel repaired at Cochin Shipyard Limited. Following the directives of the Ministry, the Cochin port has called for a meeting with all stake holders to discuss on the matter and modus operandi to execute the operation with zero casualty, so that the issue be solved amicably keeping protected the interests of all parties. Also, it is learnt that the owners have found a Dubai based buyer for the cargo Naphtha, which has been turned by the original buyer, due to the alleged contamination of cargo.Upload News