Ship Fire

Sri Lanka begins compensation process of fishermen affected by cargo ship's fire

MV X-Press Pearl was carrying 1,486 containers of chemicals and cargo when it went up in flames on May 21 near the Colombo Port.

published on : 12th July 2021

Turtle carcasses wash ashore in Sri Lanka after ship fire

Officials of the Turtle Conservation Project blamed the fire and chemicals the ship carried for killing the turtles.

published on : 22nd June 2021

Fire-ravaged ship sinks, prompting Sri Lankan pollution fear

The fire broke out on the vessel on May 20 when it was anchored about 9.5 nautical miles (18 kilometers) northwest of Colombo and waiting to enter the port.

published on : 17th June 2021

Sri Lanka seeks USD 40 million from cargo ship's operator as interim damage claim

SL made the claim from the owners of the Singapore-flagged cargo ship that caught fire near the outer area Colombo port on May 20 and caused the country's worst-ever marine ecological disaster.

published on : 12th June 2021

Burnt-out container ship with chemicals sinking off Sri Lanka port

Water submerged the MV X-Press Pearl's rear end a day after firefighters from Sri Lanka and India climbed onto the vessel and extinguished a blaze that had been burning for 12 days.

published on : 2nd June 2021

Plastics from burning container ship cover Sri Lanka beach

The plastic-covered beach, normally a draw for tourists and known as a fishing centre, was declared off limits. The smoking container ship could be seen on the horizon.

published on : 28th May 2021

Cargo vessel in process of sinking, efforts on to cleanup coast: Sri Lankan officials

All 25 crew members of MV 'X-PRESS PEARL' -- of Indian, Chinese, Filipino and Russian nationality -- were rescued after a 'fire alarm' dispatch was sent.

published on : 27th May 2021

Sri Lanka braces for major oil spill as cargo vessel expected to sink: Report

The cargo vessel was carrying a consignment of chemicals and raw materials for cosmetics from Hazira in Gujarat to Colombo Port.

published on : 26th May 2021

Two Indians of fire-hit Sri Lankan ship test positive for COVID-19

Of the five Indians, two of them sustained injuries during the rescue operation and were hospitalised at the Colombo National Hospital.

published on : 26th May 2021

Five dead in ONGC 'Sagar Bhushan' tanker blast in Cochin Shipyard

Of the injured persons, nine were shifted to the Medical Trust Hospital here, of which five persons succumbed to injuries. While among the rest, one person's condition is known to be serious.

published on : 13th February 2018