QUETTA: A two-member group headed by Technical Supervisor of the Balochistan’s Environment Defense Division Mohammad Khan Utimankhail on Sunday examined the ship which got to the ship-breaking backyard at Gadani in spite of a warning from Interpol that it contained hazardous chemicals.
The team collected examples of the chemicals from the ship for sending them to the government labs for examinations.
“We are sending examples to the research laboratories of the Ministry of Scientific Research and also Innovation for testing,” Replacement Supervisor of the Balochistan Environment Protection Division Abdul Wali Khilji stated, adding that the story where the ship was anchored had actually already been secured.
Authorities sources rejected the records concerning granting permission to the proprietors of the ship for junking it. “No agency has granted permission for taking apart the ship secured at the ship-breaking backyard,” Replacement Director of the Balochistan Setting Department, Hub, Imran Saeed Kakar informed Dawn.
He stated results of the tests on examples he had sent to three private research laboratories in Karachi were yet to be gotten.
He said a group headed by the Lasbela deputy commissioner was likewise carrying out a probe right into just how the ship including dangerous chemicals blended with mercury had reached the Gadani Ship-breaking Yard. He claimed no one was permitted to see the ship without permission.
Authorities resources said that a committee composed of authorities of the Pakistan Maritimes Safety And Security Firm, Federal Examination Agency, Environment Security Agency and also other departments concerned would be visiting Gadani to explore the anchoring of ship loaded with hazardous chemicals.