The tanker ran aground during adverse weather conditions due to the Cyclone Kyarr. As a result, it drifted from the anchorage off the Port of Mormugao, ending up near Dona Paula.
Local media inform that the ship is loaded with 3,000 metric tons of naphtha.
As for the salvage operation, it is expected to last 30 days, while the offloading of the ship's cargo is forecast to last up to 12 days.
The salvage operation was awarded to the company following an approval by the inter ministerial committee at the Government of India. However, concerns remain regarding the safety of the ship, with the Chief Minister’s Office reassuring that all necessary measures are in place to avoid any casualty.
The operation will be overseen by a committee constituted by the Ministry of Shipping comprising of the Goa Chief Secretary, the Additional Secretary, Shipping, DG Shipping and Chairman of Mormugao Port.