To stop the spread of oil around Mumbai coastline, the Mumbai Port Trust hired a Netherland-based company, SMIT Salvage. Currently, the company is working with eleven vessels to control the spill. In addition, the Ministry of Shipping flew a team of experts from
An MbPT official said, "We’ve appointed SMIT Salvage... The company is working there with 11 off-shore vessels out of which six vessels were received from Mumbai-based Great Offshore Ltd."
Unfortunately, India Coast Guards do not have necessary equipments or ships like those in the
On August 7, 2010, two ships collided off the Mumbai coast. One of the ships, MSC Chitra, was carrying oil which tilted sharply upon impact and spilled oil into the coast. The coast guards are using anti-pollution dispersion spray system to stop the spread but it failed to stop the spread of oil.
The Coast Guard officials said that they would work hard to contain the spill because of the tidal conditions. They are searching for the leakage in MSC Chitra which was carrying over 2,860 tonnes of oil.
After the incident all operations in MbPT had been suspended and all coastal disctricts of