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SHIP NAME: Ratna Shalini KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
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volume 140 tons
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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.


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volume 200 tons
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The recent oil spill from Indian oil tanker MT Ratna Shalini (5,5178 GT) spread to shoreline causing environmental and property damage. MT Ratna Shalini laden with 80,000 tonnes of crude oil was damaged as she berthed at the Mombasa Port oil terminal on April 7th 2005. One of her tanks loaded with 3,000 tonnes of crude oil was punctured on the starboard side of the vessel and about 200 tonnes of oil spilled into the sea. Pollution control experts from the Kenya Maritime Authority, Kenya Ports Authority, the oil spill Mutual Aid Group and Kenya Navy managed to contain the spill, but due to un-preparedness and ill-equipment the oil spill spread to the coastline about 5 km away from the port and some of the spill spread for about 150 cubic meters inside the port area. Since 7th April 2005 when the oil spill occurred no assessment has been carried out on the property damage, environmental damage and loss of income to fishing community caused by the oil spill.


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volume 200000
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The bit about the fenders failed to deploy makes no sense at all. Hints that there might have been a mechanical problem.