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MV Mol Comfort on fire,Coast Guard to rescue as oil tragedy looms off Mumbai coast

The ship is loaded with huge amounts of oil threatening explosion and a massive spill.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Mumbai | Published: July 8, 2013 8:39:20 pm

The Coast Guard today said its vessel was engaged in dousing the fire MV Mol Comfort,which caught fire while it was being tugged towards the coast on Saturday,some 310 nautical miles from here.

Related: Merchant vessel ‘Mol Comfort’ splits into two off Mumbai coast,crew rescued

On June 17,Coast Guard rescued 26 crew members of Mol Comfort which broke into two some 840 nautical miles off Mumbai.

Coast Guard officials today said the containers onboard the forward derelict were in flames,with thick black smoke emanating from it.

The derelict is presently being towed to Oman,officials said.

The ship is loaded with huge amounts of oil threatening explosion and a massive spill that will wreck the ecology of a vast area if the worst comes to pass.

According to sources,it will take months for environment to recover from the damage already caused.

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