Sri Lanka to seek international help to investigate damages caused by X-Press Pearl

Sri Lanka to seek international help to investigate damages caused by X-Press Pearl

Sri Lanka to seek international help to investigate damages caused by X-Press Pearl

Written by Zulfick Farzan

21 Jul, 2021 | 11:06 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka has decided to seek international assistance to investigate the damage caused to its marine environment and coastal belt following the X-Press Pearl container ship disaster.

The Marine Environment Protection Authority said it was paying more attention to the deaths of marine life following the disasters.

MEPA said that steps will be taken to identify laboratories conducting international investigations and send samples to those laboratories for investigation.

The Marine Environment Protection Authority stated that suitable laboratories are being identified.

Meanwhile, the removal of the X-Press Pearl wreck from Sri Lankan waters has been further delayed.

This is due to the adverse weather conditions at sea.

However, the Marine Environment Protection Authority stated that the ship’s owner has informed that the ship will be removed from Sri Lankan waters soon.

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