September 12, 2020

தீ பற்றிய கப்பலின் தற்போதைய நிலவரமும், புதிய தகவல்களும் என்ன..?


MT New Diamond கப்பலின் எண்ணெய் கசிவால் கடல்வாழ் உயிரினங்களுக்கும் கடல் வலயத்திற்கும் அழுத்தம் ஏற்பட்டுள்ளதாக கடல் மாசுபடுதலைத் தடுக்கும் அதிகார சபை தெரிவித்துள்ளது.


கப்பலில் இருக்கும் எரிபொருளின் மாதிரியைப் பெற்றுக்கொள்ளல் உள்ளிட்ட மூன்று விடயங்களுக்காக குறித்த அதிகார சபைக்கு சட்ட அனுமதி கிடைத்துள்ளது.


இதேவேளை, தீப்பிடித்த MT New Diamond கப்பலின் கீழ் பகுதியை கடற்படையின் சுழியோடிகள் கண்காணித்துள்ளனர்.


அதன் ஒரு பகுதியில் எஞ்சின் அறையிலுள்ள எரிபொருள் கசிந்து கடல் நீருடன் கலப்பதாக கடற்படையின் பேச்சாளர் கெப்டன் இந்திக டி சில்வா தெரிவித்தார்.


அதனால் அந்தப் பகுதியை கடற்படையின் சுழியோடிகள் நேற்று மாலை திருத்தியதாக அவர் குறிப்பிட்டார்.


கப்பல் தற்போது மட்டக்களப்பிலிருந்து 50 கடல் மைல் தொலைவில் உள்ளது.


கப்பல் தொடர்பான செயற்பாடுகளை, அந்தக் கப்பலின் உரிமைக்குரிய நிறுவனத்தால் நியமிக்கப்பட்ட நிறுவனத்தால் முன்னெடுக்கப்படுவதுடன், அதனை கடற்படையினர் அவதானித்து வருகின்றனர்.


இதேவேளை, கப்பலை மீட்கும் நிறுவனத்திடம் அடுத்த கட்ட நடவடிக்கைகள் கையளிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளதால், நாட்டிற்கு கிடைக்க வேண்டிய இழப்பீட்டுத் தொகை இல்லாமற்போகும் அபாயமுள்ளதாக வர்த்தகக் கப்பல் நிபுணர் கெப்டன் இஷாரக பெரேரா எச்சரிக்கை விடுத்தார்.

4 கருத்துரைகள்:

"The Muslim Voice" had published an analytic atricle on this issue on Sept. 6th., 2020, Alhamdulillah. It was copied to the Presidenst Secretary, Attorney General and MEPA.
Noor Nizam - Convener "The Muslim Voice.
The article/content attached below:

SRI LANKA BEING THE FIRST "VOLUNTEER" TO RESCUE BURNING OIL TANKER NEW DIAMOND SHOULD PURSUE A COURSE OF ACTION DEEMED PROPER TO BUY THE 270000 MT OF CRUDE OIL AND 170000 MT OF DIESEL IN THE SALVAGED TANKER.

By Noor Nizam - Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher & SLFP/SLPP Stalwart, September 6th., 2020.

The law of salvage is a principle of Maritime Law whereby any person who helps recover another person’s ship or cargo in peril at sea is entitled to a reward commensurate with the value of the property salved. Maritime law is inherently international, and although salvage laws vary from one country to another, generally there are established conditions to be met to allow a claim of salvage. The law of salvage is the result of the Latin negotiorum gestio concept. In the circumstances of the "SALVAGING" the Super Oil Tanker MT. New Diamond off the coast of Ampara in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka is fully qualified to make this legitimate claim.

Sri Lanka should make the best of this great achievement in maritime history where the Sri Lankan authorities (Government, Sri Lankan Navy, Air Force and the Ports Authority ) took control of dosing the fire under tremendous stress and averted a great world disaster to maritime environment in the Indian Ocean, which was expressed by Dharshani Lahandapura, the chair of Sri Lanka's Marine Environmental Protection Authority (MEPA), that an oil spill from the ship would be "one of the biggest environmental disasters not only in the region but in the world".

Dosing this fire and bringing it under control, as it is now by the Sri Lankan team is being praised by many developed nations in the region. It is only correct that Sri Lanka which has the "FIRST CALL" on the salvage of this Oil Tanker MT New Diamond owned by Liberia-based Porto Emporios Shipping Inc., for being the first "VOLUNTEER" to go to it's rescue, in accordance with "The International Convention On Salvage, IMO 1989", should pursue a course of action deemed proper to buy the 2700 MT of the crude oil and the 1700 MT of diesel in the tanker, once it is fully salvaged and anchored in a safe point. The ship was chartered for the voyage by the Indian Oil Corporation which will try to claim the crude oil and the diesel without giving an option to Sri Lanka to buy the salvage cargo.
(Contd: below).

(Contd: from above).
With the ongoing new developments of this crisis and the intervention of International players and high profile business and technical experts arriving in Sri Lanka and moving to the disaster zone where the Oil tanker is floating, held by a tugboat, many proposition are being suggested to make sure that there will "NOT" be further losses to the owners of the vessel, even at the cost of great loss to Sri Lanka and our eastern coastal environment threatened by oil spills. Because Sri Lanka has never experienced such a disaster in the past and Sri Lankan officials have not much "ON-THE-JOB TRAINING" in this area, they can be "DUPED" by these so-called international experts to agree to terms and conditions of the "Salvage" claims "DETRIMENTAL" to Sri Lanka's benefits of "GAINS". Therefore Sri Lankan Officials should move forward in this matter very cautiously and carefully to get the maximum benefits for our "MAATHRUBOOMIYA". This does not undermine the ability and capabilities of our officials, but only just to ring a bell of warning.

Immediately the fire was announced and the Sri Lankan Navy, Air Force and the Ports Authority took control of dosing the fire under tremendous stress, while the Indian coast guard, the 2 Russian ships docked at the Hambantota habour joined and later a tug boat hired by the owners came into the scene, the undersigned with farsighted thought made comments in this medium that the the Government of Sri Lanka and or it’s authorities responsible for this should register the “claim of salvage” immediately with the owners of the Oil tanker. This was because The Sri Lankan government (Navy, Air Force and the Ports Authority) were incurring a lot of expenses and engagement of manpower resources to save this great valuable oil tanker and the crude oil in it from a great environmental disaster as was stated by the Sri Lanka Navy on Sept. 4th, 2020.

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How can this happen?
The Sunday Morning says that Sri Lanka stands to lose the opportunity of claiming one-fourth the value of the MT New Diamond and one-fourth the crude oil on board (67,500 metric tonnes) due to an oversight by Sri Lanka’s maritime authorities.

By Noor Nizam, September 12th., 2020.

The Undersigned had published this article/content and had forwarded it to the Attorney General's Office, Chairman MEPA and the Office of the Secretary to the President as shown below. An immediate inquiry regarding this has to take has to be launched by the President immediately regarding the failure of the political and administrative officials to have allowed this to happen, even when a"citizen" of Sri Lanka had requested for immediate action citing "The International Convention On Salvage, IMO 1989" to make the claim as early as September 7th., 2020 - http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2020/09/07/sri-lanka-being-the-first-volunteer-to-rescue-burning-oil-tanker-new-diamond-should-pursue-a-course-of-action-deemed-proper-to-buy-the-270000-mt-of-crude-oil-and-170000-mt-of-diesel-in-the-salvage/ & https://colombogazette.com/2020/09/04/missing-crew-member-on-ship-near-sri-lanka-reported-dead/comment-page-1/#comment-217783
Noor Nizam.
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The emails sent attached below:

Noor Nizam
To:
administration@attorneygeneral.gov.lk
,
ch@mepa.gov.lk
,
ps@presidentsoffice.lk

Mon., Sep. 7 at 12:51 a.m.

Dear Sirs,
Please kindly find below an article published regarding salvaging the burning oil tanker MT. New Diamond of the shores of Ampara in the Eastern Province for your kind information and necessary action please.
Sincerely.
Noor Nizam.

.......................................................
The article/content attached below:

SRI LANKA BEING THE FIRST "VOLUNTEER" TO RESCUE BURNING OIL TANKER NEW DIAMOND SHOULD PURSUE A COURSE OF ACTION DEEMED PROPER TO BUY THE 270000 MT OF CRUDE OIL AND 170000 MT OF DIESEL IN THE SALVAGED TANKER.

By Noor Nizam - Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher & SLFP/SLPP Stalwart, September 6th., 2020.

The law of salvage is a principle of Maritime Law whereby any person who helps recover another person’s ship or cargo in peril at sea is entitled to a reward commensurate with the value of the property salved. Maritime law is inherently international, and although salvage laws vary from one country to another, generally there are established conditions to be met to allow a claim of salvage. The law of salvage is the result of the Latin negotiorum gestio concept. In the circumstances of the "SALVAGING" the Super Oil Tanker MT. New Diamond off the coast of Ampara in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka is fully qualified to make this legitimate claim.
(Contd. below).


(Contd. from above).
Sri Lanka should make the best of this great achievement in maritime history where the Sri Lankan authorities (Government, Sri Lankan Navy, Air Force and the Ports Authority ) took control of dosing the fire under tremendous stress and averted a great world disaster to maritime environment in the Indian Ocean, which was expressed by Dharshani Lahandapura, the chair of Sri Lanka's Marine Environmental Protection Authority (MEPA), that an oil spill from the ship would be "one of the biggest environmental disasters not only in the region but in the world".

Dosing this fire and bringing it under control, as it is now by the Sri Lankan team is being praised by many developed nations in the region. It is only correct that Sri Lanka which has the "FIRST CALL" on the salvage of this Oil Tanker MT New Diamond owned by Liberia-based Porto Emporios Shipping Inc., for being the first "VOLUNTEER" to go to it's rescue, in accordance with "The International Convention On Salvage, IMO 1989", should pursue a course of action deemed proper to buy the 2700 MT of the crude oil and the 1700 MT of diesel in the tanker, once it is fully salvaged and anchored in a safe point. The ship was chartered for the voyage by the Indian Oil Corporation which will try to claim the crude oil and the diesel without giving an option to Sri Lanka to buy the salvage cargo.

With the ongoing new developments of this crisis and the intervention of International players and high profile business and technical experts arriving in Sri Lanka and moving to the disaster zone where the Oil tanker is floating, held by a tugboat, many proposition are being suggested to make sure that there will "NOT" be further losses to the owners of the vessel, even at the cost of great loss to Sri Lanka and our eastern coastal environment threatened by oil spills. Because Sri Lanka has never experienced such a disaster in the past and Sri Lankan officials have not much "ON-THE-JOB TRAINING" in this area, they can be "DUPED" by these so-called international experts to agree to terms and conditions of the "Salvage" claims "DETRIMENTAL" to Sri Lanka's benefits of "GAINS". Therefore Sri Lankan Officials should move forward in this matter very cautiously and carefully to get the maximum benefits for our "MAATHRUBOOMIYA". This does not undermine the ability and capabilities of our officials, but only just to ring a bell of warning.

Immediately the fire was announced and the Sri Lankan Navy, Air Force and the Ports Authority took control of dosing the fire under tremendous stress, while the Indian coast guard, the 2 Russian ships docked at the Hambantota habour joined and later a tug boat hired by the owners came into the scene, the undersigned with farsighted thought made comments in this medium that the the Government of Sri Lanka and or it’s authorities responsible for this should register the “claim of salvage” immediately with the owners of the Oil tanker. This was because The Sri Lankan government (Navy, Air Force and the Ports Authority) were incurring a lot of expenses and engagement of manpower resources to save this great valuable oil tanker and the crude oil in it from a great environmental disaster as was stated by the Sri Lanka Navy on Sept. 4th, 2020.

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