Indian Port Shut Following Ship Collision

10 August 2010 (Last Updated August 10th, 2010 18:30)

The Shipping Ministry of India has suspended operations at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai following a collision between cargo carriers MSC Chitra and MV Khalijia-III on 7 August. The sea lanes will be cleared in two or three days, according to the ministry.

The Shipping Ministry of India has suspended operations at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai following a collision between cargo carriers MSC Chitra and MV Khalijia-III on 7 August.

The sea lanes will be cleared in two or three days, according to the ministry.

Nearly 800t of oil is believed to have leaked from 120 containers that fell from the MSC Chitra into the sea.

The port authority has appointed Netherlands-based SMIT Salvage to control the oil spill.