Oil slick from MT New Diamond located 02 nautical miles close to distressed tanker

Oil slick from MT New Diamond located 02 nautical miles close to distressed tanker

Oil slick from MT New Diamond located 02 nautical miles close to distressed tanker

Written by Zulfick Farzan

20 Sep, 2020 | 12:22 pm

Colombo (News 1st); The Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) said measures are in place to reduce the thickness of the oil slick located in the area of the distressed Crude Oil Tanker, the MT New Diamond.

Dr. Terney Pradeep Kumara, the General Manager of MEPA said the oil slick is currently located in a 02 nautical mile area close to the distress Super Tanker.

Sri Lanka Air Force airdropped dispersant to minimize the potential impact on the marine environment and boats were dispatched to the area to divide the oil slick into portions, said the MEPA General Manager.

However, Dr. Terney Pradeep said as the oil slick is still in the ocean it can pose a negative impact on Sri Lanka’s marine environment.

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