Puri: The process of removal of oil from the stranded Malaysian cargo in Chilika began today. The container of the cargo that remained stranded since August 7 has toppled on Tuesday evening.
As per reports, the ship has a stock of 30000 litres of diesel, 1000 litres of lubricant and 200 litres of hydraulic oil.
“The oil removal process started today and might take 3 to 4 days for completion. After complete removal of the oil, the vessel will be shifted from the shore,” said Commerce and Transport Minister Padmanabh Behera.
The ship was carrying a consignment of iron ore and other minerals from Malaysia to Bangladesh and was heading to Vishakhapatnam when it was trapped in the storm.