Fire on MT Genessa oil tanker doused

MT Genessa, 183 metres in length and a draft of 10 metres, was carrying 30,000 tonnes of high-speed diesel off the coast in Gujarat. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 18, 2018, 09.16 AM (IST)

 The fire on MT Genessa oil tanker, that started on Wednesday evening, has been doused completely. 

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MT Genessa, 183 metres in length and a draft of 10 metres, was carrying 30,000 tonnes of high-speed diesel off the coast in Gujarat. 

The tanker was anchored about 15 nautical miles off Deendayal Port in Kandla.

It caught fire Wednesday evening at around 6 pm.

The Indian Coast Guard had rescued 26 members from the tanker, however, two of the crew members sustained burn injuries. 

The Gujarat Defence ministry had said earlier that no sign of spilling was seen in the water.