Damage to be assessed on Jindal Kamakshi

Damage to be assessed on Jindal Kamakshi

Mumbai: General cargo vessel Jindal Kamakshi (9,107 dwt, built 2009), which ran into severe difficulties off Mumbai on Sunday, has been towed by SMIT Salvage to a new safe location at Arnala, off Virar, north of Mumbai.

The ship, which required the navy to helicopter the crew off, reached Arnala around 7:30pm last night and the damage which caused the ship to list can now be assessed.

“The ship’s salvage was initiated on Monday. The ship is mobilized and the drift has been arrested. The company hired the service of International Salvage Company to carry out the operation. There is no danger of oil spill,” DG Shipping Deepak Shetty told The Times of India.

The vessel listed heavily around 40 nm from Mumbai Sunday evening while on its way to Mundra Port (pictured).

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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