Fire disrupts vessel traffic at Mumbai port

Fire disrupts vessel traffic at Mumbai portBy Jite Eriabie 

A massive fire at an oil tank at Jawahar Dweep oil terminal, which started in the evening hours of Friday, has been disrupting vessel traffic at India’s port of Mumbai.

The fire at the oil terminal’s tank started due to a lightning strike. 

Cargo operations at Jawahar Dweep were suspended with all vessels cast off to a safe distance soon after the fire started.

Shipping movements at Jawaher Dweep were completely suspended until the fire was brought under control on Saturday. 

Reports said there were no casualties reported in the incident, and efforts were underway to extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading to other tanks.      

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