NO oil spill when X-Press Pearl was on fire; Investigators

NO oil spill when X-Press Pearl was on fire; Investigators

NO oil spill when X-Press Pearl was on fire; Investigators

Written by Zulfick Farzan

16 Jun, 2021 | 3:51 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Investigations have revealed that there was no oil leak when the fire was spreading onboard the X-Press Pearl container ship.

According to investigators, tests are being conducted on the water samples obtained from the area of the wreck.

At the same time. X-Press Feeders, operators of the container ship ‘X-Press Pearl’, confirm that the vessel’s bow and forecastle deck are now submerged, and the forward section of the hull continues to slowly settle to the seabed at a depth of 21 meters.

Observations from the Salvors as of 0600 Sri Lanka local time are there has been no noticeable fuel oil spill, and some minor debris has been collected.

A grey sheen continues to be observed emanating from the vessel, and discoloration of the sea in and around the wreck remains.

This has been apparent since the vessel’s stern became submerged, and the remnants of the cargo in the 1486 containers that were on board were exposed to seawater.

The salvors will remain on scene to deal with any possible debris supported by the Sri Lankan Navy and Coast Guard, who have oil spill response capabilities on standby.

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