The 59 meter long, 1769 dwt supply vessel Nand Heera allided with the bascule bridge at Indira Docks, Mumbai, India. The Nand Heera was waiting to pass through a lock gate when it lurched forward and struck the bridge. The bridge sustained some damage and the vessel was detained by authorities. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 260 meter long, 54405 dwt container ship Amsterdam Bridge caught fire in the Indian Ocean near Mumbai, India. The freighter was en route to Colombo from Mumbai when a fire broke out in the engine room. The crew was able to drop anchor after loosing power. No reports of injuries to the crew on board. The Indian Coast Guard dispatched two vessels to the scene and monitoring the situation. No details reported to the extent of damage sustained in the fire.
The two Coast Guard vessels on scene were unable to extinguish the fire. Additional three vessels were requested and the combine vessels fought the blaze for several hours. However, the fire reignited inside several cargo containers and soon the middle section of the vessel was ablaze. Several containers loaded with hazardous and noxious chemicals did catch fire and released into the air. No reports of injuries. Several reports stated that the Coast Guard was able to douse the fire by the next day.
The 128 meter long, 9500 dwt chemical tanker Royal Diamond 7 suffered an explosion while berthed at Mumbai, India. The explosion occurred in a store room resulting in six crewmen injured and one killed. A tug was dispatched to the scene and took the injured crew to shore where ambulances took the them to a nearby hospital. The resulting fire was brought under control and extinguished a few hours later. A fire occurred in the same store room earlier on March 17. No further details reported.