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Sri Lanka braces for oil spill from sunken cargo ship near Negombo

Sri Lanka braces for oil spill from sunken cargo ship near Negombo



Away from that a cargo ship laden with chemicals sunk off its western coast forcing sri lanka to brace for a potentially devastating oil spill which could have a catastrophic impact on the country's marine life and fishing industry the singapore registered and the express pearl was on fire for complete two weeks as emergency firefighters tried to dust the blaze flaming flaming containers filled with chemicals tumbled into the sea from the ship's deck the ship's operators have now released a statement they have in fact confirmed that there were still no signs of oil leakage adding that all the toxic cargo had been incinerated in the fire the authorities are continuously monitoring the wreckage however the visuals on your screen are depicting a different picture country's coast guard shows a layer of green film blanketing the ocean surrounding the vessels the gravity of the environmental disaster caused by the sinking of the ship is clearly visible billions of plastic pellets have already found surrounding beaches and fishing grounds this has even forced the government to burn fishing along an 80 kilometer stretch of coast we had a discussion with the nature of the fire which took place on board the experts who came they are of the view that the oil would have burnt but we are not confirming i mean we are not saying hundred percent there is no oil we have to uh look at the worst case scenario there is a possibility that there may be something we have kept all the things stand by and whatever required uh if there will be an oil spill to do and also the vessels in the vicinity are with uh having dispersants to disperse in case of an oil spill so far i would say that now it is nearly 36 hours since the vessel went down the after part went down we have not seen a oil spill so far remember the ship was carrying 1486 containers including 25 tons of nitric acid along with other chemicals and cosmetics it was anchored off the porch city of nigombo when a fire erupted on boat after an explosion on may 20. the four months old ship began to sink early on wednesday even after the efforts of the salvage crew the rear of the ship touched the sea bed leading to its submergence the sri lankan government has said it would seek redress for the incident while the singapore authorities say they have begun their own investigations.

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