The Kenyan government has fined fined the owners of the Ratna Shalini, an India Steamship tanker,
for its involvement in a 140 tonne crude oil spill on March 7th at the port of Mombasa.
When pulling into the port of Mombasa the Ratna Shalini, a single-hulled vessel,
crashed into a port railing as one of the ship’s fenders
failed to deploy and properly break the impact of the ship as it
hit the dock. The collision punctured the ship’s hull, spilling crude oil into the Mombasa harbour.