Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding oil spill from sunken ship MV Rak off the coast of Mumbai in 2011, 23/08/2016

  • 23/08/2016

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Samir Mehta Vs Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change & Others dated 23/08/2016 regarding marine pollution caused by the sinking of ship (M.V. RAK) and oil spill which occurred in the Arabian Sea, off the coast of Mumbai. The spilled oil from the ship spread beyond Mumbai to Raigad District. Traces were noticed particularly between Uttan in Bhayandar and Gorai beach.

Delta Shipping Marine Services SA are held liable to pay environmental compensation of Rs. 100 Crores to the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India in terms of Sections 15 and 17 read with Sections 14 and 20 of the Act of 2010, for causing marine environmental pollution by sinking of the ship in the Contiguous Zone of Indian waters (Arabian Sea) at 20 Nautical Miles offshore Mumbai coast.