Fire-stricken container vessel MV X-Press Pearl sinking off Sri Lanka.

A fire-striken Singapore-flagged cargo vessel laden with chemicals started to sink on June 2 off Sri Lanka’s main port, a senior navy official said, fuelling severe environmental concerns as the container ship still has several hundred tonnes of oil in its fuel tanks. Water submerged the MV X-Press Pearl’s rear end a day after firefighters from Sri Lanka and India climbed onto the vessel and extinguished a blaze that had been burning for 12 days.

Source- Hindustan Times.

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