Oil Slick Threatens the Poor, Beach.

Orient-1 a barge carrying 70 tons of crude oil capsized some 3.1 nautical miles from Karachi port on Friday. A day leter people visiting the Seaview beach witnessed traces of oil and dead fishes along the seaside. Yesterday people were also advised to avoid consuming seafood.

Today this news makes it clear that the oil tanks of the Orient-1 are already leaking oil and if the barge is not rescued soon it will starting spilling larger quantities of oil which once again will ruin our beautiful shoreline.

The Beaches of Karachi are one of the few places the poor and under privileged visit with their families when they get a day off from their backbreaking, odd jabs. Where will these people go for a break now? And with a drop in the consumption of seafood what will the poor fishermen be feeding their children? I hope it’s not FISH.

5 Comments so far

  1. wasiq (unregistered) on October 11th, 2006 @ 1:03 am

    Mein uss sey jhoot bhi boloun woh mujh sey sach boley
    Merey mizaaj kay sub mousamoun kaa saathi ho

  2. SS (unregistered) on October 11th, 2006 @ 1:16 am

    Dear Fellow Karachittes,
    Please join on Annual Oil Spillage extravaganza organized by our beloved port authorities. This year we have Furnance Oil in the Menu. Please enjoy socking your pants and later can be squeezed in patrol tanks of your vehicles as FREE PATROL :)

  3. mansoor (unregistered) on October 11th, 2006 @ 9:45 am

    lol @ SS

  4. turab (unregistered) on October 11th, 2006 @ 12:53 pm

    everyone needs to chill out ! the situation is not as bad as it cold be. just watch hte news reports and you can see clean sea water for 99percent anyways……..

  5. turab (unregistered) on October 11th, 2006 @ 12:58 pm

    my typing sucks …….. cold = could hte = the

    moreover, the spill MIGHT occour during salvage operation.. lets keep our fingers crossed

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