Tank Fire near Mumbai Port Disrupts Vessel Traffic

Image Courtesy: Twitter/Prabhat Rahangdale, Mumbai Fire Brigade

A massive fire at an oil tank at Jawahar Dweep oil terminal, which started in the evening hours on October 6, has been disrupting vessel traffic at India’s port of Mumbai.

According to GAC India, the fire at the oil terminal’s tank started due to a lightning strike. Cargo operations at Jawahar Dweep were suspended with all vessels cast off to a safe distance soon after the fire started.

Shipping movements at Jawaher Dweep were completely suspended until the fire was brought under control on Saturday. At the time, the fire was not completely extinguished.

GAC India said that there were no casualties reported in the incident, and efforts were underway to extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading to other tanks.

World Maritime News contacted GAC India for an updated on the fire, however, they are yet to reply.

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