The city-based MS Gill Company, which was appointed by the Protection and Indemnity Club to remove oil onboard the 80-meter long Bangladeshi merchant vessel MV Maa that got drifted ashore near Tenneti Park on October 12, is near completion.
More than 65,000 litters of hard oil have already been transferred from the vessel. The remaining oil in the ship will be removed very soon, Surender Singh CEO of MS Gill Company told Hello Vizag.
Our task will be over once the entire quantity of hard oil is removed from the vessel. The entire operation of removing oil was taken up on priority by the experienced staff on board to prevent any spillage, which might cause an environmental disaster, he added. Stating further, Mr. Gill said, the VPT, Coast guard, Fire department, and police personal were present throughout the operations while keeping 24/7 vigil on the vessel.
Once the oil is removed completely, the salvage operation will take two weeks after getting the required equipment for undertaking the operation to refloat the Bangladesh ship. The 80 meter-long Bangladesh ship was anchored at anchorage area in September in ballast condition to load 2,800 MT quartzite for the port of Mongla. For now, it is learnt that MS Resolve Marine Pvt Ltd will undertake the salvage operation to refloat the vessel.
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