Severely damaged M V Lucky 7 to be floated today


As directed by The High Court of Bombay at Goa, the Captain of Ports set a time frame for removal of the grounded M V Lucky 7 from Miramar Beach as September 6th, 2017 as the Vessel has suffered severe damages.

M V Lucky 7
Lucky 7 to be floated today Pic. Credit: Jessyl Fernandez

Besides developing a 12 meter deep crack at its bottom, the two propellers are broken and stuck into the sand. The engine room below the main deck (below the water line) is filled with sea water. The tanks of the vessel are also flooded with water which is causing the vessel to tilt dangerously and sink to one side.

The 75-metre-long Vessel was floated into the River Mandovi flouting the instructions of the High court to check the vessel for safety prior to it being floated.  Owned by Golden Globe Hotel Pvt. Ltd., the vessel was to be used as a floating Casino in the Mandovi. Bringing the total number of floating Casinos to 6.

The High court has ordered the owners to remove the grounded MV Lucky 7 on top priority to avoid serious environmental damage to the beach as it may be another ‘River Princess’. The vessel has been grounded since July 16th, 2017.

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Information credit: Navhind Times