Amid Reports of Dead fish, Govt. Confirms No Leakage from Stranded Nu-Shi Nalini
BY Tiya Chatterji 4.Nov.2019
Fishermen raised apprehensions when they found dead fish washed ashore at Dona Paula. They suspected the reason to be a stranded ship and plausible leakage from the same. The officials visited the agitated fishermen and denied any oil leak from the ship. The stranded ship is a merchant naptha –loaded shipping tanker which was anchored at the Mormugao port and later drifted off on October 23 before getting washed ashore a few hundreds of meters off the coast near Cabo Raj Bhavan.
Revenue, IT and Employment Minister Jennifer Monserrate carried an on –the-spot assessment. “I addressed the concerns of our locals on the situation of the grounded vessel, Nu-Shi Nalini and the way ahead. The government is committed towards solving this issue at the earliest,” she said.
The fishermen and residents however raised security concerns and threatened to meet the Goa Governor for their safety. The primary concern is of spillage and weather being cyclone favorable. The queries were addressed and the residents were assured of a recently deployed oil bloom around the vessel, which would help inflammable liquid not to spread and prevent a disaster. An additional emergency ambulance facility will be provided on the request of the locals while the pumping operations begin on Monday.