Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted permission to Indian Navy to destroy a naval ship which had been grounded in the city dockyard for over a year, after its collision with MV Nordlake.
Justice Roshan Dalvi was hearing an application filed by the navy, seeking permission to destroy naval ship INS Vindhyagiri on the ground that ammunition were stored in it and it would not be safe to keep it in such a state for a long period.
MV Nordlake, a Cyprus-flagged container vessel, whilst proceeding in the channel out of JNPT on its outward voyage with a port pilot on board, collided with INS Vindhyagiri on January 30, 2011.
After collision, the naval ship was grounded in the dockyard. The navy had to seek court's permission to destroy it as the high court is presently hearing a dispute over damages sought by the navy from the company owning the vessel....more
07:37 PM, May 08, 2012