Mangaluru: The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is on an effort to check marine pollution from the sunken foreign vessel, MV Princess Miral.
The Coast Guard is using six vessels and two Dornier aircraft to monitor and combat pollution such as oil spill among others.
Karnataka Coast Guard commander and Deputy Inspector-General S. B. Venkatesh in a release stated that the damaged and submerged vessel is reported to be carrying 220 tonnes of fuel on board. Hence, the Coast Guard is coordinating with the State Administration, Pollution Control Board, New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) and Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) to prevent dangerous level of oil spill from the sunken vessel, the release added.
On Tuesday June 21, the crew of MV Princess Moral abandoned the ship following a breach in the hull, following which the vessel ran aground. After Syrian Mariners raised ala, search and rescue (SAR) mission by the troops of the Indian Coast Guard was carried out saving 15 lives.