Oil tanker Fire near Sri Lankan shoreline under control


An oil tanker towed from Sri Lankan shoreline and began to burn on Thursday. It carries about 270,000 tonnes of crude oil. Sri Lanka’s navy and India’s coastguards tried for two nights to set off the fire and it came under control by today morning 5:30 am.

Out of 23 member crew, 22 were saved and the one member died in an engine room explosion. The navy also informed that the Indian coast guard had observed a 2 m crack in the New Diamond’s hull about 10 m above the water line. The fire set off mission took place with great efforts by the navy and after it’s accomplishment, reduced the fears of people.