(PICTURES) CID visits X-Press Pearl wreck for investigations

(PICTURES) CID visits X-Press Pearl wreck for investigations

(PICTURES) CID visits X-Press Pearl wreck for investigations

Written by Zulfick Farzan

04 Jun, 2021 | 6:34 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st):  The Sri Lanka Navy on Friday (04) facilitated a team of government officials who are conducting investigations into the fire-hit MV X-PRESS PEARL, including the Criminal Investigations Department,  by transferring them onboard Sri Lanka Coast Guard Ship ‘Samudraraksha’ to the sea area where the partially submerged vessel is located.

In response to a request made by the Criminal Investigation Department from the Sri Lanka Navy to transfer an investigation team to the aforesaid location, in order to obtain seawater samples, conduct on-site monitoring and investigate the impact on the marine environment due to the ship’s fire, the Navy involved in the facilitation.

Incidentally, Sri Lanka Coast Guard Ship ‘Samudraraksha’ transferred a 14 member investigation team which included officials from the Government Analyst’s Department to the location, for their ongoing investigations.

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