OIL & GAS

Indian Oil’s move to hire old tanker to transfer and haul crude from fire ravaged ship draws flak

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) has hired an old tanker to part transfer crude from the fire-ravaged oil supertanker ‘New Diamond’ currently anchored at Kalba near Fujairah.

Shipping industry sources said that IOC doesn’t seem to have “learnt lessons” from the fire on board the Greek-owned and Panama registered ‘New Diamond’ off the coast of Sri Lanka in early September that claimed the life of one seafarer.

‘New Diamond’ was carrying 2,70,000 metric tonnes or two million barrels of crude oil from Mina Al Ahmadi port in Kuwait to the Indian port of Paradip when a boiler explosion in its engine room caused a fire off the coast of Sangamankanda in Ampara district of Sri Lanka.

ndian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) has hired an old tanker to part transfer crude from the fire-ravaged oil supertanker ‘New Diamond’ currently anchored at Kalba near Fujairah.

Shipping industry sources said that IOC doesn’t seem to have “learnt lessons” from the fire on board the Greek-owned and Panama registered ‘New Diamond’ off the coast of Sri Lanka in early September that claimed the life of one seafarer.

‘New Diamond’ was carrying 2,70,000 metric tonnes or two million barrels of crude oil from Mina Al Ahmadi port in Kuwait to the Indian port of Paradip when a boiler explosion in its engine room caused a fire off the coast of Sangamankanda in Ampara district of Sri Lanka.

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the hindu businessline
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