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GSPCB reminds Lucky 7 owners to submit Rs 1 cr bank guarantee

13 Sep 2017 05:26am IST
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13 Sep 2017 05:26am IST

PANJIM: Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) on Tuesday sent a fresh reminder to Golden Globe Pvt Ltd to immediately submit the bank guarantee of Rs one crore towards the environmental damage its grounded casino vessel ‘Lucky 7’ has caused to Miramar beach.

Team Herald


PANJIM: Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) on Tuesday sent a fresh reminder to Golden Globe Pvt Ltd to immediately submit the bank guarantee of Rs one crore towards the environmental damage its grounded casino vessel ‘Lucky 7’ has caused to Miramar beach. 

GSPCB Member Secretary Levinson Martins said that following a proposal from Captain of Ports (CoP), the Board has granted the vessel owner a NOC to tow the vessel from the beach. 

“Last month, through CoP we had directed them to pay Rs one crore bank guarantee for mending the damage caused to the environment. However, they failed to do so. Now we have written directly to the vessel owner, failing which necessary action as per law would be initiated,” Martins said.

The casino vessel got grounded at Miramar beach on July 16. National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has been directed to conduct study to assess the environmental damage caused to the beach. 

As reported by Herald earlier, former NIO scientist Antonio Mascarenhas confirmed that the Miramar shoreline has started showing signs of damage with augmented soil erosion and wave-cut vertical scrap along the frontal pioneer dune due to the vessel.

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