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As if a massive cargo ship full of dangerous chemicals wasn’t enough danger for the average person to face, now a nearby sea has become a death trap for oceanic life. The Sri Lanka-based Oceanus 1 oil tanker has been caught in a litany of hazards, including an under-used port, a leaking cargo, seaweed that’s been plaguing the ocean for months, and fire that has engulfed the ship and now threatens to engulf other nearby boats. This is just an example of the list I have made: I plan on adding-in blogs that are related to the things I write about – e.g. Chick-fil-A, Microsoft, etc. I plan on making sure to keep the “topic
The Singapore-registered X-Press Pearl was a cargo ship loaded with various types of chemicals. It caught fire off the coast of Sri Lanka almost two weeks ago. Attempts to extinguish the fire were successful, but it was feared that an environmental disaster was imminent. The huge amounts of oil in the tanks are spilling into the water and polluting the environment. This would mean the extinction of marine life and could be a major catastrophe with far-reaching consequences. According to reports, the Sri Lankan and Indian Navy have joined forces for the bombing. They also tried to prevent the destruction and sinking of the ship. However, the sea was rough and the weather conditions were not conducive to business. The place was close to the port of Colombo. Rescue specialists attempted to bring the vessel to deeper water. They were intended to reduce the risk of coastal pollution, but this approach had to be abandoned. The stern of the ship had already hit the bottom of the sea.
Sinking caused an environmental problem
X-Press feeders are ship operators. According to the report, the stern rests on the seabed at a depth of approximately 69 feet, while the bow gradually sinks to the bottom. The Sri Lankan Navy confirmed that the bow of the vessel was above the waterline. A spokesman said: No oil leak from the ship yet. He added that necessary measures will be taken in case of any leakage. The newspaper quotes environmentalist Dr Ajanta Perera as saying that floods are the worst environmental scenario. He stated that there were dangerous goods on board the ship. This includes not only the ship’s oil, but also chemicals such as nitric acid. If the ship sinks, it will destroy the seabed. In March, Israel found a Greek oil tanker guilty of causing an oil spill that could lead to environmental problems.
Consequences of a fire on a ship
Negombo is a part of the coast near the capital Colombo. It has some of the most pristine beaches in Sri Lanka and is fighting oil and waste pollution. The Ministry of Fisheries has adopted emergency measures to protect the Negombo lagoon and its surroundings. The authorities have suspended fishing in the area. An official from the regional fishermen’s union warned that the sinking of the vessel would have serious consequences. According to him: We can’t go to the sea, which means we can’t live. A filler consisting of nitric acid is called. It is highly corrosive and is used in the manufacture of fertilizers and explosives. It seems the crew knew about the leak.
Flooded cargo ship sinks off the coast of Sri Lanka
According to Sky News, the Singapore-registered MV X-Press Pearl was anchored and awaiting permission to enter Colombo port when the fire broke out. It was the 20th. May. The ship was carrying a large quantity of chemicals that were polluting the water along the beaches. There is also concern about a large-scale oil spill from fuel tanks at sea. This can cause problems for the survival of marine life and disrupt the environment. It won’t be easy to recover them. The government has already imposed a fishing ban along part of the coastline. Hundreds of soldiers are also deployed to clean the beaches. The ship left India on May 15 and was bound for Singapore via Colombo. The government is investigating and may take legal action against the owners of the vessel to seek compensation. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED