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Work order to be issued today for Nalini’s removal



Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said  the director general of shipping has already given permission to the Mormugao Port Trust to issue work order to the Holland-based Marine Masters firm to remove naphtha from the grounded  tanker ship ‘MV Nu Shi Nalini’ and also to salvage the vessel from the sea off Marivel beach at Dona Paula.

Speaking to media persons at his official residence, Sawant said the DG shipping has already written a  letter to the MPT, which has  also been received by him.

“The MPT will issue work order to the  Holland-based agency on November 19. The DG shipping has given the order letter to the MPT which has stipulated rates and time-limit for removing the naphtha as well as the grounded ship,” he said, adding that the agency will get 30 days’ time for salvaging the grounded ship.

The  state  is not spending a single rupee on removing the naphtha and also salvaging the ship, he reiterated,  adding that the DG shipping will fund the operation.

“Once the naphtha and the ship are removed, actions will be taken against those responsible for  bringing  the  naphtha-laden  ship to Goan waters,” he said.

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