Logistics

Vasco shuts down naphtha pipeline

PTI Panaji | Updated on August 22, 2011

The Goa Disaster Management Authority (DMA) has ordered the temporary shutdown of a multi-product pipeline from the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) to a fertiliser manufacturing plant in the port town of Vasco following a fire outbreak on Friday evening.

On Friday evening, the underground pipeline caught fire while naphtha was being pumped out from a ship and carried to Zuari Industries Ltd (ZIL) in Vasco. The fire is still burning after three days, but in a controlled manner.

“The DMA had decided to shut down the pipeline till further orders,” said the Deputy Collector, Mr Levinson Martins. Eight people were injured and several houses were gutted in the blaze.

Published on August 22, 2011

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