15 Apr '11, 7am

Human error blamed for ship collision off Mumbai

Human error blamed for ship collision off Mumbai

MUMBAI: Human error caused the collision of two cargo vessels off Mumbai last year that forced the temporary closure of two of India's busiest ports, the country's maritime regulator said. Holed below the waterline after colliding with the MV Khalijia-III on August 7, 2010, the MSC Chitra spilled hundreds of cargo containers into the sea and oil leaked from its ruptured fuel tanks. Maritime traffic in and out of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port and nearby Mumbai Port -- which handle 40 per cent of India's seaborne cargo -- was stopped for nearly a week while the busy waterway was made safe. "The primary cause of collision between the two vessels and its aftermath is attributed 'human factor'," the Directorate General of Shipping said in a report into the collision posted on its website on Thursday. "The primary cause of collision between MSC Chitra and MV Khalijia 3 is lack of pr...

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