48 gruel centres opened in Dakshina Kannada dist: Palemar

About 220 families were shifted from low-lying areas

Addressing reporters at the Bajpe Airport on Sunday, he said that about 220 families were shifted from low-lying areas in the district by the district administration.

He said that Subramanya, the famous pilgrimage centre, has been transformed into a island due to the flood in Kumaradhara river. Due to floods, it has been isolated from the outside world. No essential commodities including milk can be supplied to this area and district administration has been asked to supply necessary commodities in boats.

Asian Forest mishap

With regard to sinking of Asian Forest vessel, he said that the mishap has posed the fear of pollution in the coast at Panmbur as there was over 400 tonne oil stocked in the vessel. He said that steps will be taken to recover the oil safely from the ship, with the help from experts.

“A team from Singapore will be reaching Mangalore soon to remove the oil from the vessel to prevent pollution. The owner of the vessel will also be called and next plan of action will be decided upon, within a few days,” Palemar said.

He said that during the last one decade, four ships have sunk in Tannirbavi coast.

Hence, the Central Ministry for Port will be asked to provide assistance to take steps to remove the remains of the ships from the sea.

He expressed hope that this year atleast one of the sunken ships should be lifted from the sea.

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