India: Supreme Court bans tanker blamed for infamous Alaska oil spill
18th May 2012
India’s Supreme Court has banned the `Oriental Nicety`from entering India, saying the ship involved in one of the worst U.S.
oil spills cannot be allowed in for dismantling until it has been decontaminated.
The ship, previously known as the Exxon Valdez, entered Indian waters last week intended for the western Indian state of Gujarat, for breaking.
As the Exxon Valdez the vessel was involved in the infamous Alaska oil spill in 1989, reportedly damaging more than 1,700 sq km of coastline and a devastating effect on wildlife.