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The Marine Environmental Protection Authority said yesterday that it is hard to detect the exact spot, from which fuel is leaking out of the Cyprus-flagged vessel mv Thermopylae Sierra.

The vessel which was anchored in the sea some 20 kilometres off Panadura for about three years, over a legal dispute, sank last week after attempts had failed to move the vessel before the monsoonal rains.

Efforts are being made to remove the oil from the surface of the sea while the oil that has reached the shoreline is being removed by the authorities concerned.

According to reports the cargo vessel could only be salvaged in January when the seas were usually calmer. (SD)

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  • Surprised Saturday, 01 September 2012 06:26 AM

    From where did the oil suddenly appear, they said that there was no oil and no threat to the environment now suddenly the oil is leaking out.........Is it from their brains ??

    vik Sunday, 02 September 2012 11:33 PM

    We should arrange an 'Idiot of the Year' awards ceremony in Sri Lanka. I will tell you it's gonna be a tight finish! This oil leak experts, the expert who explained Z score, 2500 per month, olympic official's team.... It will be fun!!!

    famous victor Saturday, 01 September 2012 06:41 AM

    stranded for 3 years in the sea. how stupid can they be. the shipped should have been dry docked.....the land of the dum and dumber....!

    Anon Count Monday, 03 September 2012 12:04 AM

    Why don't the government get help from Angoda? They might be in a better situation to gauge the problem

    Gamaraala Saturday, 01 September 2012 06:47 AM

    Is there anyway we can connect this issue to Ranil ?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 01 September 2012 07:25 AM

    For three years, they all slept like "Kumba Kharna" and now say they have to wait till the sea is calmer in January. We have yet to hear a gem from Minister Weerawansa saying that this is also an "Interntional conspiracy">

    Renuka Amarasingha Saturday, 01 September 2012 07:33 AM

    " Cant say where the oil is leaking" Ask our Mahadenamuttha for his opinion. It is from the oil tanks of the ship you fools. You waited 3 years to find out? after the sinking. now wait till the whole oily mess polutes all our valuable beaches and sea life.. Another bloody commission or Commitee of suckers can fix the leak.. Like the coal powered chinese Power station.

    Pasel Sunday, 02 September 2012 11:25 AM

    Why don't the government get help from China?

    BUSHEL Saturday, 01 September 2012 01:02 PM

    Anchored here for three years and dont know from where it is leaking.. Probably a record that should go to Guineess record book.
    Soon our blood will start leeking hearing upon this type of incidents.

    Lanka Shantha Saturday, 01 September 2012 02:45 AM

    First it will come from lubricant oil tanks followed by the heavy oil storage tank's ventilation pipes depending on how much sea water getting in the tanks.

    Ajith Saturday, 01 September 2012 03:12 AM

    Ane mehemath modayo inna rattak!!!!!!!!!

    Nodrog Saturday, 01 September 2012 03:02 AM

    This is not an issue that crept up overnight. The MEPA had years to plan on how to remove the remaining fuel from the ship and how to avoid the eventual oil spill if the vessel sank. Typically only after the vessel has sunk that they and the other authorities have been galvanized into action, albeit too late.

    Manik Saturday, 01 September 2012 03:14 AM

    They should have removed oil when the ship was afloat. It could have been easier then.

    weha Saturday, 01 September 2012 03:09 AM

    mata hithaganna be
    adahaganna be
    mathakath ne kisiwak
    nanna naanana nanna naanana nananananananana naaa

    das Saturday, 01 September 2012 04:07 AM

    I cant say from where my wallet is leaking either.

    dass Saturday, 01 September 2012 06:03 PM

    don't say oil is leaking from an oil well underground.

    Sv Saturday, 01 September 2012 05:14 AM

    Exactly,That's their job to do before disaster strucks.

    Anura Gunawardane Saturday, 01 September 2012 05:43 AM

    they are bluffing they dont have any equipment to remove the oil from the sea. I know some equipment is there with Ceylon Petroleum corporation that is also a one unit.

    Minister Saturday, 01 September 2012 05:50 AM

    But we know where oil is adulterated!


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