Posted on October 25, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
The Indian-flagged Chemical Tanker, NU SHI NALINI was grounded off Mormugao, India on October the 24th, as the stormy weather caused her anchor to drag her ashore.
The vessel, which is currently unmanned, was grounded some two nautical miles off Dona Paula, part of India’s Goa region.
The Nu Shi Nalini had originally arrived at Mormugao back in July, towed by a tug, as it was already crewless at the time.
Due to ongoing legal issues, the vessel had to remain at Mormugao Port Trust Outer Anchorage, as it couldn’t be berthed or offloaded.
The vessel is currently carrying more than 3,000 tons of naphta, and fears are raised over any potential leaks due to its grounding.
The vessel is currently monitored around the clock by the Indian Coast Guard.
“We are keeping a close watch on the vessel. The owner has been contacted and at present, the anchor is holding so there is no need to panic,” said a Coast Guard officer during a statement to the Times of India.
Due to the adverse weather conditions, refloating efforts have been halted. Local authorities are currently waiting for the storm to clear up before attempting to move the vessel.
Image Courtesy of Marine Traffic