A collision between two cargo vessels was reported during the night hours on Friday, 26th November (2021). The incident took place mid-sea about 10 miles away from Okha in Gujarat’s Dwarka district.
A team of Coast Guards with a helicopter and patrol ship were sent to rescue. The collision had taken place on 26 November night between the MVs Aviator carrying the flag of Marshall Islands and Atlantic Grace sailing under Hong Kong’s flag.
The incident site was the Gulf of Kutch. No casualties, marine pollution, or oil slick, however, has been received yet.
Ships of the Indian Coast Guard, including pollution control vessels, are on stand-by and in the vicinity. The authorities have been supervising the situation closely.
The collision most likely was a result of human errors. However, the cause is not fully known yet. An accident between the two vessels could have caused extensive damage to the Marine National Park located in Jamnagar.