Mumbai Spills | 2010 – 2011

Shipping Collisions and Pipeline Breaches Keep the Beaches OilyMumbai Oil Spill

Beaches near Mumbai were fouled from months after the spills

On August 4, 2011, the Panamanian cargo vessel MV Rak collided with another ship and sank in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Mumbai, India. The ship immediately began to leak the oil, which spread over seven nautical miles and fouled the shoreline for miles. There was massive damage to mangrove stands and marine life.This was almost exactly a year after a similar incident in the same area in 2010. Earlier in 2010, an offshore pipeline caused a major spill in the Bassein oil and gas field.

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