GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 54
TO BE ANSWERED ON 26.02.2008
Sinking of ONGC Ship
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether an ONGC ship being operated by a private company sank in Arabian Sea off the Bombay High a few months ago;
(b) if so, the extent of loss suffered by ONGC as a result thereof; and
(c) the expected loss suffered in the exploration operations due to this mishap?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM & NATURAL GAS
(SHRI DINSHA PATEL)
(a) Yes Sir. ONGC’s Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV), Samudrika-10 sank on 09.07.2007 on standby mode in Mumbai Offshore due to bad weather.
(b) On board material such as casing pipes, barites, cement, fuel including deck cargo was lost amounting to about Rs 1.84 Crore. The vessel was insured for Rs 11.0 Crore.