Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India’s number one container port, created a major record on November 16, 2016, by loading 80,640 MT of ONGC crude oil on a large vessel ‘MT Desh Bhakta’, which was berthed at LB-01 of BPCL-run Liquid Cargo Terminal. This is the highest quantity of crude oil loaded on a vessel at JNPT which has surpassed the previous highest of 80,489 MT loaded on Tanker vessel ‘MT Ratna Urvi’ in June 2012.
ONGC’s crude oil tanker MT Desh Bhakta, which measures LoA of 244.2 meters, arrived at JN Port on November 14, 2016 for loading of crude oil from Mumbai High region to sail ahead for MRPL refinery at New Mangalore through coastal movement with a sailing draught of 12.6 meters. JNPT started operations at 13:54 hrs on 14th November’2016 for loading of the crude oil and completed it by 09:12hrs on 16th November 2016. JNPT gave topmost priority to ‘MT Desh Bhakta’ operations in order to give ease to ONGC’s concern of having high stock situation, and carried out quick operations to tide over the issue.