Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding violation of environmental norms during the beaching of a de-commissioned ship Dona Paula-II, Ghogha Sea Port, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, 24/01/2022
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Robert Drawin Vs State of Gujarat dated 24/01/2022.
Grievance in the application is regarding violation of environmental norms at Ghogha Sea Port, Bhavnagar, Gujarat relating to the beaching of a de-commissioned ship Dona Paula-II (IMO no. 8606446) in connivance with local authorities and Gujarat Pollution Control Board officials. The beaching of the ship is damaging the mangroves of that area and releasing harmful substances into the sea and thereby damaging the biodiversity and fisheries of that area.
The NGT said it is necessary to ascertain the factual position in the matter through a joint Committee of the Gujarat State Coastal Zone Management Authority, Gujarat Maritime Board, State PCB and the District Magistrate, Bhavnagar. The joint Committee may meet within one month and look into the grievance. Factual and action taken report may be furnished within three months.