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Oil tanker in flames

4 September 2020 09:03 am - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Sri Lanka Navy, Sri Lanka Air Force, Sri Lanka Ports Authority, the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard are currently working together to control the fire that erupted after an explosion of a boiler in the main engine room of MT New Diamond, an oil tanker sailing 38 nautical miles off Sangamankanda Point east of Sri Lankan seas, around 8.00 a.m yesterday.

Navy had rescued 22 of the 23 crew members aboard the oil tanker, however, the preliminary information from the ship's crew confirmed that a Filipino seaman onboard had died in a boiler explosion. (

  Comments - 2

  • Saaga Friday, 04 September 2020 09:37 AM

    Preparing for atom garbage, this was happent Sudan and Somalia also... Thees are all happening now, we can't do anything for this because of we are third world country, meaning baggers...

    BigEars Friday, 04 September 2020 10:00 AM

    Sri Lanka talks big of having world class harbours. It seems the port authority is does not have a fire fighting capability.

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