Compensation from MV Rak for oil spill off Mumbai coast yet to be recovered

Last Modified: Tue Feb 14 2017 17:33:01 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 04 Aug 2011
    On this day, the MV Rak, which was sailing from Indonesia to Dahej in Gujarat, sank 20 nautical miles off the South Mumbai coast in the Arabian Sea. The primary cause of this accident is poor maintenance of the vessel and ineffective monitoring and support by the owners of the vessel.
  • 290 tonnes
    of fuel oil, 50 tonnes of diesel and more than 60,000 metric tonnes of coal were being carried aboard the ship for Adani Enterprises Ltd thermal power plant in Gujarat.
  • Rs. 100 crore
    Amount determined by a ruling of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) as environmental compensation to be paid to Ministry of Shipping and other ministries concerned by the Panama-based owners of MV Rak and its two Qatar-based sister concerns.
  • Rs. 5.00 crore
    Compensation to be paid by Gujarat-based Adani Enterprises Ltd.
  • 23 Aug 2016
    Day order was passed by the NGT for recovery of the compensation. However, the order remains unexecuted till date as the three companies are based outside the country and the government has failed to serve the order upon them.
  • 13 Feb 2017
    NGT directed the Centre to implement its order in two weeks.