Indian coast guards and the indian police force are working over time after a coal ship sank just off the Indian coast of Mumbai, reports Century Direct Group. The ship, MV Rak was carrying a load of coal from Indonesia to Gujarat, India, when it sank last Thursday about 23 miles from the Indian coast.
Helicopters were able to remove all personal on board before the ship sank, however a leak has been noticed in the oil tank, and tons of oil is leaking out.
Observers have told Century Direct Group that the oil has been leaking out since Saturday night and is constantly growing.Estimates have put the oil slick at around 8-9 miles surrounding the ship.The ship was holding approximately 340 tonnes of oil.
However the Indian defense ministry said that the spill was minor and did not pose any harm to the Indian coastline.
Last year another ship collided with an oil tanker resulting in about 500 tons of oil spilled overboard into the sea.
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