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Chennai hit by another oil spill

Ennore port in India is handling another damaging oil spill today. The product tanker Coral Stars was discharging oil at the port when a hose snapped at 04:00 on Sunday morning with around two tonnes of furnace oil spilling into the water.

The coast guard has been working to contain the spill with a boom, three vessels and a helicopter deployed.

Last year, two ships collided at the same port, causing an oil spill of more than 251 tonnes, affecting over 35 km of Chennai’s coastline.


Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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