Major fire broke out of an oil tanker in Maharashtra. At least two crew members received burn injuries. Oil tanker MT Genessa anchored 15 nautical miles off Deendayal Port in Kandla Wednesday evening. The Indian Coast Guard swung into action after receiving the information. All 26 crew members including the two with burn injuries have been rescued safely.
The firefighting is being carried out using tugs and rigs available from nearby resource agencies. ICG Interceptor Boat C-403 at the scene is coordinating rescue and fire fighting effort. ICG Pollution Control team has also been activated and a Dornier has also been pressed into action.