A hearth broke out on a container ship crusing towards Singapore in the Indian Ocean, the Sri Lankan Navy stated on Friday, per week after a cargo ship carrying tonnes of chemical substances sank close to the nation’s fundamental port right here practically a month after catching hearth. Navy spokesperson Indika de Silva stated the Liberian-flagged MSC Messina ship had left the port of Colombo on June 22 heading for Singapore and it caught hearth exterior the island’s worldwide maritime borders.
He stated the Navy was alerted to the ship’s hearth early hours of Friday and for the reason that ship continues to be inside Sri Lanka’s search and rescue limits they had been obliged to reply. The hearth was reported from the engine compartment of the vessel, which is presently situated some 483 nautical miles away from Kirinda, the southern most tip of the island, the Navy spokesman stated.
A service provider vessel in the proximity had been alerted to offer help and at this level it was unlikely that Sri Lanka Navy can be known as upon to launch any rescue missions, the spokesperson stated. This is the second cargo service to catch hearth across the Sri Lankan waters. The hearth on board the Singapore-flagged ‘X-Press Pearl’ close to to the port of Colombo in May induced the nation’s worst marine ecological catastrophe.
The cargo service was carrying 1,486 containers of chemical substances when it caught hearth. The Sri Lankan Navy, Airforce and the Indian Coast Guard collectively doused the fireplace in an operation that took a number of days. But the cargo sank off the nation’s coast on June 17. More than 60 lifeless Sea Turtles and different sea creatures, together with Dolphins, suspected to have died in the aftermath of the ship catastrophe, have washed ashore alongside varied seashores of the island.
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