Fuel removal from “Sri Lanka Glory” suspended

Fuel removal from “Sri Lanka Glory” suspended

Fuel removal from “Sri Lanka Glory” suspended

Written by Staff Writer

21 Jul, 2019 | 5:45 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Marine Environmental Protection Authority states that the process of removing fuel from the vessel “Sri Lanka Glory” carrying goods that met with an accident due to the heavy winds has been temporarily suspended.

General Manager of the Marine Environment Protection Authority Dr P.B. Turney Pradeep Kumara states that this was suspended due to a leak in a tube. However, the process is due to recommence this evening (July 21). It is estimated that the vessel contains nearly 10 -15 tons of diesel.

The decision to remove fuel from the vessel Sri Lanka Glory was taken due to the damage it could cause to the coral reef if it leaks. On the 18th of this month, the vessel had drifted towards the Rumassala coastal line due to the heavy winds. All those who were on board were rescued by the Navy.

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