Bhubaneswar, August 26 (LocalWire): The Malaysian ship docked at an island in Chilika Lake since early this month has been asked to extract fuel in order to rule out any possibility of leakage during repairs.
Recently, Puri district administration had a discussion with the management of the ship Jin Hwa 32 and a tentative mechanism to extract fuel was chalked out, said the state commerce and transport minister, Padmanabh Behera, today.
The ship lost its way during a cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal, after leaving Bangladesh on 7 August. It has been anchored near Rajhans Island close to Chilika under Krushnaprasad police limits in Puri district, since then.
Soon after it was located, a Indian Coast Guard team visited the ship and came to know of the damage to the ship.
The coast guard office then asked the ship’s management office in Malaysia to extract oil from the ship as there was a fear of possible oil leak during repair work.
The ship is carrying 30,000 litres of diesel, 1000 litres of lube oil and 200 litres of hydraulic oil.