2,400 tons of naphtha taken from Goa, shipped to the Gulf
PANAJI: The 2,400 tons stored in Ganesh Benzoplast left Port at 11.36 pm Tuesday, South Goa collector Ajit Roy said. The chemical is being transferred out of India by MT Global Peak to the Gulf at no cost to the state. Initially, he was aboard the Nu-Shi Nalini grounded vessel, in front of Dona Paula.
The prime minister said that the boat and gasoline have been authorized without spending once from the State Treasury in a month and a half. The prime minister had initially said that the state government was looking for a new vessel to transport gasoline that would not be transported by road.
I reiterate that the safety and welfare of Goans is our top priority and our government remains committed to protecting Goa's interests, Sawant said.
The superior court of Bombay in Goa made it clear in its order that all responsibility for guaranteeing safety in tanks that store naphtha from the nefarious Nu Shi Nalini will be from Ganesh Benzoplast in the first instance and MPT in the second instance.
After it was agreed that Ganesh Benzoplast is storing gasoline in Vasco without his consent to operate from the Goa Pollution Control Board, the superior court noted that he is practically aiming a gun throughout the state.
Congress had submitted a memorandum demanding a high-level investigation into the Nu-Shi Nalini ship on land carrying highly explosive gasoline from Pakistan at Mormugao Port Trust. Congress had also demanded that naphtha not be transported through tankers.
On October 24, due to high winds and Cyclone Kyarr, chemical tanker Nu-Shi Nalini left the outer anchor and ran aground near Dona Paula.
Almost a month later, on November 21, Marine Masters B V received the job of saving the ship. The gasoline on board the ship has already been sold to a company based in Baroda that emerged as the highest bidder in the auction process.
MSTC (a public sector unit of the government of India, formerly known as Metal Scrap Trade Corporation Ltd) conducted the auction through online offers.