The Sri Lankan navy stated on Wednesday it had actually snuffed out one more fire on a harmed supertanker filled with 2 million barrels of oil and also is pulling it to much deeper water.
The navy’s calamity monitoring group produced the fire that reignited on Monday on the MT New Diamond, and also there were presently no fires melting on the ship which is 41 maritime miles (76 kilometres) off Sri Lanka’s eastern coastline.
Officials were functioning to analyze any type of damages to the setting from the event, which started onSept 3 when a fire burst out in the engine space.
On Tuesday, the navy detected an oil slick a kilometer from the supertanker, hired by Indian Oil Corp to import regarding 2 million barrels of oil from Kuwait.
The spill showed up ahead from the engine space.
“We are certain the leak is not from the crude oil storage tanks. We are readying a team of divers to detect the exact spot of the leak,” navy representative Indika de Silva stated.
Three participants of a salvage group had actually boarded the vessel, he included.
(Reporting by Waruna Karunatilake; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani and also Stephen Coates)