SC sounds green alert on dismantling of ships
The apex court bench of Justice Altamas Kabir and Justice J. Chelameswar said this while permitting the berthing of ship M.V. Oriental Nicety for its dismantling at the Alang ship breaking port in Gujarat.
M.V. Oriental Nicety is the erstwhile American oil tanker Exxon Valdez which was later renamed.
Exxon Valdez hit the headlines in 1989 when it ran aground resulting in an oil spill in Alaska. It was billed as the second largest oil spill in the history of the US.