The fire onboard a diesel- laden tanker, which started two days ago off the Gujarat coast, has been contained successfully and no oil spillage in the sea has been reported.
The merchant vessel, MT Genessa, was anchored 15 nautical miles off Deendayal Port at Kandla, around 300km from here.
The blaze has been contained successfully by the joint efforts of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and other stakeholders without any spillage, said a release by the Defence PRO for Gujarat this evening.
"The fire on MT Genessa successfully doused. No spillage from the vessel. No imminent threat at present. A major disaster in the Gulf of Kutch averted due to prompt and well-coordinated operation," it said.
The fire onboard the oil tanker was reported on January 17 evening. Since then, various agencies, led by the ICG, initiated efforts to douse the flames as well as to stop any possible oil spillage, the release said.
All the 26 crew members were evacuated. Two crew members suffered burn
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