Due to the onset of Southwest Monsoon (Monsoon), there were problems in rescue work. After an explosion on the cargo ship, 25 crew crew were rescued in the ship.
The fire on a cargo vessel near Sri Lanka was finally extinguished on Tuesday after 13 days of international operations and hard work. The Navy gave this information. Tons of microplastic particles from this cargo have accumulated on Sri Lanka’s coast, which has led to a ban on fishing and increased the risk of ‘ecological devastation’.
Specialist MV X-Press of Dutch rescue company SMIT boarded the Pearl and reported extensive watering in the engine rooms. Navy spokesman Captain Indica de Silva said the stern of the 186-metre (610 ft) long container carrier had gone down by about a meter due to flooding.
There was a fire on 20 May
Rescue operations were facing difficulties due to the onset of the southwest monsoon. After an explosion on the cargo ship, 25 crew personnel on board the ship were rescued. The company had told that two workers suffered leg injuries and are hospitalized. The rest of the personnel are in an isolation center in Colombo.
Earlier, four boats and three ships from Sri Lanka and India were also involved in the rescue operation. The fire broke out on May 20 when the ship was about 18 km northwest of Colombo and was waiting to enter the port. The Sri Lankan Navy believes that the chemicals being carried on the Singapore-flagged ship have caught fire.
All members of the rescued crew
It was earlier reported that two Indian members of the crew aboard the container vessel have been found infected with the Corona virus. All 25 crew members, including five Indians aboard the container vessel ‘MV Express Pearl’, were rescued (Ship on Fire Off Sri Lanka). Two of the five Indians were admitted to the Colombo National Hospital due to injuries sustained during the rescue operation.
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