Days after oil tanker MV Pavit had run aground at the popular Juhu beach, it was 15 August hauled away into the sea during a salvage operation, a top DG Shipping official said.
A specialised salvage company hired for the operation, carried out the removal of sand around the grounded vessel and took into the waters.
"The vessel was turned towards the sea and was towed into deep waters. It would be taken to a safe port soon," Satish Agnihotri, Director-General of Shipping said.
Pavit drifted, undetected, onto the Juhu beach after being abandoned by its crew off the coast of Oman. It has been at the Juhu beach since July 31.
Earlier, vessel MV Wisdom, which had also got stuck on Juhu beach for about three weeks, was successfully tugged away on July 2.
Date: 15 Aug 2011 Source: IndiaToday