3 weeks Sri Lanka tanker fire under control Manilatimes |World
COLOMBO: The Sri Lanka Navy on Wednesday said a fire which had reignited onboard the MT New Diamond oil tanker on Monday has been brought under control and the distressed ship was being towed further away toward safe waters by a tug boat. The vessel is carrying 270,000 metric tons of crude oil and was heading to the Paradip Port in India from Kuwait when a fire broke out in its engine room last Thursday, threatening to cause a massive oil spill in the Indian Ocean, while being in Sri Lanka’s eastern waters.
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