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Colliding Ships.....A Disaster With Serious Implications

Mumbai has been in limelight for wrong reasons. First the malaria epidemic and now two large ships colliding and spilling oil and cargo in the seas around us. Apart from pollution, this has exposed a dangerous chink in our armour.

With MSC Chitra listing dangerously, containers could not defy gravity and they clogged a critical waterway for five days. The oil spill damaged beaches till about a 100kms away and destroyed large tracts of mangroves. All marine food will be viewed with suspicion for times to come.

It almost brought Mumbai to its knees. A lot of petroleum products come to Mumbai by the sea-route. Supplies were low and had the water channel remained blocked for a week more, we would have been in deep trouble. Officials deny this but surely we are exposed and vulnerable to devious forces and they  now know this gap.


5 comments:

manju said...

It does seem as though Mumbai is going from crisis to crisis.

Mumbai is bursting at the seams, and still the population is continuously increasing. This aggravates the difficulties even more...

BK Chowla, said...

I fear writing about this but,a numerologist did mention some time back that MUMBAI name is not suitable and should have remained BOMBAY.Check the problems, Mumbai has faced since it's name was changed.
Sorry,Raj Thackeray.

R. Ramesh said...

boss, mumbai is too gr8 a city..and has seen the best n the worst..it will survive any challenge..:)

Sonal said...

Mumbai city can take any challenge....

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Sandhya said...

Health problems will aggravate esp. the lower classes will suffer the most because of this problem. Still, people will love this city.

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