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Oil Leak Spotted Around Cyclone-Affected Barge off Palghar Coast in Maharashtra

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Last Updated: May 30, 2021, 07:27 IST

Palghar

Representative image.

Representative image.

The spill had not reached the shore, said the Indian Coast Guard.

Oil leak was spotted on Saturday around the barge ‘Gal Constructor’ which had run aground during cyclone Tauktae off the Palghar coast in Maharashtra, officials said. The Indian Coast Guard said a ”silvery oil sheen” of 50 metres in width was spotted and all precautions are being taken. The spill had not reached the shore, it added.

As many as 137 people had been rescued from the barge after the cyclone hit it on May 17. Palghar district disaster control chief Vivekanand Kadam told .

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first published:May 30, 2021, 07:27 IST
last updated:May 30, 2021, 07:27 IST