Thick layer of oil covers Chennai coast line



Environmentalists fear the massive oil spill after two ships collided near Chennai last Saturday will have a long-term impact on the marine life than previously believed. The collision took place around 4am on Saturday when MT BW Maple – a ship from the Isle of Man that was on its way out of the Ennore port – hit MT Dawn Kanchipuram, an Indian ship carrying nearly 45,000 tonnes of petroleum. MT Dawn Kanchipuram was on its way to berth at the Ennore port, 24 km north of Tamil Nadu capital.
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