Singapore-registered container ship in flames for a week now as Sri Lanka braces for beach pollution

Colombo — Burning for a week since it caught fire last Thursday (May 20), the Singapore-registered vessel X-Press Pearl now poses the threat of a major oil spill along Sri Lanka‚Äôs coast. The container ship anchored outside Colombo harbour carries 278 tonnes of bunker oil and 50 tonnes of marine gasoil. Due to poor packaging, … Continue reading Singapore-registered container ship in flames for a week now as Sri Lanka braces for beach pollution