A barge became stuck while working near the shoreline of Mangalore, India. The barge was laying pipeline when one of the hydraulic arms became stuck in the sea bed. As the tide rose, the barge started to take on water on the forward deck. The barge now rests aground with a high list with a section underwater 200 meters from the shoreline. Owners are attempting to retract the hyraulic arm and salvage the barge. Local fisherman are concern that oil pollution will be released.
The pipeline has been a source of friction between the nearby industry located in the Mangalore Special Economic Zone Limited (MSEZL) and fishermen. The pipeline will allow effluent discharge from treatment plants near where local communities fish. No further details reported.