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Sri Lanka Working to Stop Fuel Leak from Fire-hit Oil Tanker

Sep 11, 2020

A salvage team is still trying to plug a fuel leak from the fire-stricken New Diamond oil supertanker, Sri Lankan Navy spokesman Indika de Silva said on Friday.The tanker, which is carrying the about 2 million barrels of oil, caught fire on Sept. 3 and is currently 45 nautical miles (83 km), off Sri Lanka's east coast.The fire has been extinguished but the New Diamond has left two long trails of fuel oil after the Navy towed it out to sea…

Sri Lanka: Fire-hit Tanker Towed Further Offshore as Wind Picks Up

Sep 10, 2020

The Sri Lankan navy has towed a fire-stricken supertanker further out to sea to keep it off the coast of the Indian Ocean island after the wind picked up strength and changed direction, a spokesman said on Thursday.The tanker, loaded with 2 million barrels oil…

Sri Lanka Has "Better Control" Over Fresh Fire on Supertanker, Navy Says

Sep 08, 2020

Sri Lanka has 'better control' over a fresh fire on a loaded supertanker off the island nation and is looking for any signs of potential oil leaks from the ship. A fire first broke out last Thursday in the engine room of the very large crude…

Fire Breaks Out Again on Stricken Supertanker Offshore Sri Lanka

Sep 07, 2020

Firefighters are again battling flames aboard a fully loaded oil supertanker off Sri Lanka, the island's nation's navy said on Monday, four days after fire first broke out on the New Diamond.'Fresh flames have risen in the funnel section of…

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