With the assistance of India, the fireplace within the oil tanker MT New Diamond has been “efficiently managed”, the Sri Lankan Navy stated at present, including that the ship has been taken off the land into the deep sea. The Lanka Navy stated in a press launch, “The fireplace on board at MT New Diamond has been efficiently managed to an incredible extent. As a results of the joint operation, the oil tanker has been secured from all sides.”
According to the newest replace by the Indian Navy, the oil tanker is at the moment 70 km off the Sri Lankan coast and is being extracted by INS Sahyadri. A ship carrying 270,000 metric tons of crude oil from Kuwait caught fireplace on Thursday.
Joint group linked tow with Tug Alp Winger & towing of Sri Lankan oil tanker ‘MT New Diamond’ commenced. Heavy smoke nonetheless noticed onboard: Spokesperson of the Indian Navy https://t.co/0IHmyjmnZmpic.twitter.com/z0raZNT92a
– ANI (@ANI) September 4, 2020
Indian ships had been put into service after the Lanka Navy sought help from tankers on the coast of Sangamananda within the jap district of Ampara.
“The Indian Coast Guard ship (ICGS) Sarang, ICGS Sujay, TTT One (a tug geared up with fireplace preventing tools), in addition to skilled firefighters and 02 Dornier plane of the Indian Coast Guard have been engaged within the catastrophe reduction operations since final night time,” the assertion stated. Were.’
The oil tanker had 23 crew members, of whom 18 had been from the Philippines and 5 from the Greeks. Of the 23-member crew, 22 had been safely rescued from the tanker, however a Philippine sailor died in a boiler explosion within the engine room.
The Sri Lankan Navy stated that in the course of the catastrophe reduction operation, the continual cooling impact has managed the outbreak, but there isn’t a hazard of oil spill.