Lightning Strike Ignites Fire In Tank At Jawahar Dweep Oil Terminal

Vessel traffic in Mumbai Port continues to be disrupted following a fire started by a lightning strike out in a tank at Jawahar Dweep oil terminal on Friday evening (6 October).

Cargo operations at Jawahar Dweep were suspended with all vessels cast off to a safe distance by 1810 hours local time on Friday. Shipping movements at Jawaher Dweep were completely suspended until the fire was brought under control.

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No casualties have been reported and efforts are underway to extinguish the fire and prevent it spreading to other tanks.

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