The vessel was carrying crude oil from Mina Al Ahmadi port in Kuwait to the Indian port of Paradip when a boiler explosion caused fire off the coast of Sangamankanda in Ampara district.
An Indian Coast Guard Dornier aircraft was launched to spray oil spill dispersant to disintegrate the sheen. Ships were used to churn the waters to accelerate the process.
Sri Lankan, Indian ships, aircraft try to douse oil tanker fire as one crew member dies due to boiler explosion
Three ships from Sri Lanka, two ships from India, Indian coast guard aircraft and two Sri Lankan tug boats have joined the firefighting efforts.
Coast Guard sends three ships, aircraft after Sri Lanka seeks help in fighting fire onboard oil tanker
Coast Guard said it immediately diverted ICG Ships Shaurya, Sarang and Samudra Paheredar, besides a Dornier aircraft for the firefight on oil tanker New Diamond.
The Indian Consulate in Dubai on Wednesday tweeted that the mortal remains of Mohammad Abbas Ansari from Bihar was sent to his hometown in Patna after identifying him through a DNA test.