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Draining of fuel can start

Almost two months after the 'SSL Kolkata' ran aground after a fire and broke up, a salvage team can start emptying the ship's fuel tanks in the coming days

Draining of fuel can start

Almost two months after the 'SSL Kolkata' ran aground after a fire and broke up, a salvage team can start emptying the ship's fuel tanks in the coming days

Draining of fuel can start
10 August 2018 - 11:14

Almost two months after the 'SSL Kolkata' ran aground after a fire and broke up, a salvage team can start emptying the ship's fuel tanks in the coming days. Among other things, bad weather in the monsoon season has hampered the operation, but now it is possible to get the team on board the wreck which has sunk three meters down into the muddy seabed since it ran aground. It has subsequently been found that some of the containers on board contained magnesium which exploded after contact with water. There were 210 tons of bunkers on board. Including the fuel for the generator and other fuels, the combined oil amount was close to 400 tonnes, which will now be drained.

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