Ennore Oil Spill

Mahima | Updated on: Feb 06, 2017

Two ships collided off the Kamarajar Port, Ennore, tamil Nadu on January 28. One of them carrying 32,813 tonnes of oil, was damaged and this lead to an oil spill. Watch to know more.

Days after the collision of two vessels off Kamarajar Port in Ennore in Tamil Nadu that led to a massive oil spill, tover 70 tonnes of sludge was removed.

MT BW Maple and MT Dawn Kanchipuram had collided in the early hours on January 28 and one of the ships, which was carrying 32,813 tonnes of oil, had suffered damage, leading to the spill. The spill reached the shores of Chennai affecting several beaches and marine life. What was the extent of the spill? Could it have been controlled better?

Published on Jan 12, 2018


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