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OIL SPILL IN ARABIAN SEA- DUE TO CLASH OF TWO

SHIPS IN MUMBAI PORT


The two ships named MSC Chitra and MMV Khalijia-III were clashed in Mumbai port. It may cause a huge environmental problem due to the leakage of oil from the ships. The oil leak from MSC Chitra could not have happened at a worse time. As this is the breeding season for marine animals, and environmentalist fear that the spill may impact not only on breeding cycle, but also much more in the future if the oil contaminates the sediments and the sea bed. The spill is set to disturb the entire marineecosystem including the mangroves, in turn affecting the livelihood of the coastal population. It is reported that around 20km coastline of revas, mandwa,sasawne and kihim has been contaminated. The salvage operations are going on. A team from Singapore is assisting the salvage operations.

AMINA NAZNEEN ROLL NO 3 SI MBA