The the world’s largest Nuclear-powered American aircraft carrier USS Nimitz has been left Indian Indian port in Chennai on Thursday morning being anchored off the Chennai port for four days.
The USS Pinckney also left Chennai post at around 10 am after being anchored off here also. The visit of US ships had sparked protests by different political parties and environmental groups, who feared radiation from the ship which is powered by two nuclear plants.
According to the report, the ships have gone to the Gulf region. Earlier on July 2, the arrival of Nimitz, which was powered by two nuclear plants and has 65 fighter jets on board, had come under attack from different environmental groups.
Several political parties such as Left parties, AIADMK and MDMK have also expressed fears of nuclear radiation in the region.
However, the officials on board Nimitz have reportedly said that there was no need to be feared over possible radiation because the 56-year-old ship has outstanding safety record.
Later, the left parties organized a protest outside Chennai port and the party workers had burnt a model of the ship with the American flag on it.
On July 3, several Muslims, including women wearing Burkhas had also staged a rally against the anchoring off the ship at the port. They were shouting slogans that the ship should leave Indian waters as soon as possible