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Photographer:Brent [View profile]Title:MSC CHITRAAdded:Aug 10, 2010
Photo Category: Containerships built 1971-1980
MSC's 1980 containership MSC Chitra sailing Napier 2.9.07 - today she is lying partly submerged off Mumbai following an accident 7.8.10, web report states:

Traffic at the Mumbai harbour was suspended on Saturday following a collision between two merchant ships off the coast here that resulted in an oil spill.

After the collision, some containers from one of the vessels fell into the sea, raising fears of other ships crashing into them.

"Traffic at the Mumbai harbour was suspended tonight as a precautionary measure as the 10 to 15 containers of vessel Chitra fell into the sea after the collision," a senior Indian Coastguard official said.

"The ships coming towards Mumbai Port Trust (MPT) might hit the containers in the water and may cause problem for the inbound ships, because of which we suspended the traffic", he said.

It appears that about 10 to 15 tonnes of diesel of Chitra might have spilled into the seawaters due to the collision, the officer said.

MSC Chitra, the outbound cargo vessel from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), collided with MV Khalijia-III five nautical miles from the shores at 9:50 am today when the latter was sailing towards the MPT, off Mumbai harbour, to take a berth.

No casualties were reported following the collision and 33 crewmembers were rescued.

Vessel Identification
Name:Msc Chitra
Former name(s):
- Crystal I (Until 2004 May)
- Crystal 1 (Until 2004)
- Apl Crystal (Until 2001 Dec)
- N O L Crystal (Until 2000 Jan)
- Neptune Crystal (Until 1996 Aug)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Container Ship
Gross tonnage:33,113 tons
Summer DWT:38,485 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1980
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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