MV X-Press Pearl Incident: Sri Lanka Plans To Extend Shoreline Cleaning For At Least Six Months


Sri Lanka has extended shoreline cleaning to its western coastline for at least six months in the aftermath of the fire aboard Singapore-flagged MV X-press Pearl, a container ship that had been carrying hazardous chemicals. The cargo vessel sank off the country’s coast two months back.

The Airforce, Sri Lankan Navy, and the Indian Coast Guard doused the fire in an operation that had taken several days. However, on June 17 the ship eventually sank off Colombo’s coast.

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