Oil sheen observed at backside of MT New Diamond ship carrying 3 lakh ton of crude oil

The Indian Coast Guard has said oil sheen has been observed astern/backside of the very large crude carrier (VLCC) New Diamond that has been on fire for the past six days. The Coast Guard said oil spill dispersants were sprayed by its Dornier aircraft to neutralise. The ship is laden with about 300,000 ton of Kuwaiti crude oil for Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) was bound to India's Paradip Port in Odisha where the former has a large refinery. On Tuesday, the Coast Guard said the vessel is trimmed by aft (backside of the ship dipped down into the water) by about three feet or by about one metre.

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