Court nod to dismantle Norwegian cruise liner

Ahmedabad: The Norwegian cruise liner Blue Lady has got a green signal from a Supreme Court appointed panel for dismantling at a shipyard in Gujarat, officials said.

A team constituted by the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) inspected the vessel and gave it the all-clear in its report to the Supreme Court committee, stating that the ship’s dismantling would be possible at Alang, 250 km from here in Bhavnagar district. “After the nod from the committee, the ship will be brought to Alang within two days,” said Atul Sharma, an environment engineer of the Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB).