Petroleum tankers without permission to be not allowed in Goan waters


Daijiworld Media Network - Saligao (SHP)
 
Saligao, Dec 13: Ports minister Michael Lobo on Thursday stated that he would seek support from CM Pramod Sawant over allowing Naphtha-laden vessels in Goan waters.
 
"I will move a note to the chief minister seeking the deployment of two policemen to patrol and check whether ships entering Goan waters have clearance from the Captain of Ports department,” he said.
 
 
Lobo raised the issue after an unmanned tanker, Nu-Shi Nalini, was refloated and towed to the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) on Wednesday.
 
Lobo pointed out that the Naphtha leak would severely harm the environment. He voiced against the entry of tankers laden with petroleum-related products and claimed that the state government must permit the tankers before they enter the Goa waters. He also stated that it was not under the MPT's jurisdiction to provide such permissions. 
  

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  • Dr Mohan Prabhu, LL.D, QC, Mangalore (Kankanady)/Ottawa, Canada

    Sat, Dec 14 2019

    How far does Goa have territorial jurisdiction in so-called "Goan waters"? Were they not swept away with the Portuguese in 1961?

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