India: MV River Princess off Goa Coast Gets Ready for Removal

by OldSailor on February 27, 2011

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MV_River_Princess_Goa_Coast_Removal_1 MV River Princess, a grounded merchant vessel in the year 2000, that remains as an environmental hazard to Goa coast is finally getting ready to be removed from March 05, 2011.

Some information available on MV River Princess are:

  • MV River Princess, 240 metre long ore carrier of M/s Salgaocar Mining Industries Ltd ran aground off the Candolim-Sinquerim coast of Goa on June 06, 2000 due to rough weather.
  • The vessel in addition to being an environmental hazard, has also become a transit point for drugs.
  • Due to prolonged public protest, on September 08, 2010 the high court of Bombay at Goa, directed the state government to commence work on removal of MV River Princess, within two months from that date.
  • Arihant Ship Breakers of Bhavnagar, Gujarat are now getting ready to cut and remove MV River Princess.

View some photographs from Flickr: mv river princess – Goa

View also a video clip from You Tube: River Princess-GOA

Read more from The Times of India: River Princess cutting will begin March 5

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