Towing of X-PRESS PEARL suspended as stern hits the ocean floor

Towing of X-PRESS PEARL suspended as stern hits the ocean floor

Towing of X-PRESS PEARL suspended as stern hits the ocean floor

Written by Zulfick Farzan

02 Jun, 2021 | 2:46 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The towing of the ill-fated X-PRESS PEARL container ship was suspended on Wednesday (02) afternoon as the stern had touched the ocean floor.

Sri Lanka Navy Commander Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne speaking to News 1st confirmed that the towing was suspended.

Navy spokesperson Captain Indika De Silva speaking to News 1st said the fire onboard the vessel was completely doused, however, since Tuesday (01) night it was observed the stern was going underwater.

In addition, the Sri Lanka Coast Guard SLCG Samaraksha vessel to the site in order to control an oil spill, if it occurs.

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