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Somali pirates released the oil tanker Aris 13 and its eight-man Sri Lankan crew without ransom and without injuring them in any way, the minister said.
More than 20,000 have been killed by Boko Haram over the past seven years, with 2.6 million people left homeless.
MT Dawn Kancheepuram had to wait for two days in the outer harbour despite fervent pleas to the port authorities to permit it inside to discharge the oil, alleged owners of the vessel.
An official is being deputed from Mumbai to conduct the inquiry and the focus of the Shipping Ministry is now on what action should be taken to control the oil spill, sources said.
Chennai may be compelled to depend on tankers, farm wells, desalination plants and ground water from Tiruvallur, Neyveli and Kancheepuram.
The tanker lost control while going downhill on the road from the capital, Nairobi, to Naivasha late Saturday.
Russian tankers have smuggled jet fuel to Syria through EU waters, bolstering military supplies to a war-torn country.
BWSSB tankers are comparitively less affected as it continues to accept payments in the old currency notes.