News By/Courtesy: Arnav Kaushik | 03 Sep 2020 22:21pm IST


  • This oil spill is second in the Indian ocean in month after mauritius spill
  • No loss of marine life was recorded from this spill yet now
  • Incident takes place nearby Sri Lankan coast

Recent after the Mauritius oil spill we had not recovered from that. A new fire broke out on a supertanker carrying about 2 million barrels of oil in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Sri Lanka, spokesmen for the country's navy said on Thursday, adding that one of its 23 crew was missing and another injured.

The New Diamond, a very large crude carrier (VLCC) chartered by Indian Oil Corp (IOC), was fully loaded with the equivalent of about 2 million barrels of oil,

"We will need an international effort," de Silva said, adding that there was still no damage to the ship's cargo area.

"There were 23 crew on board. We are bringing one injured crew member to Sri Lanka onboard one of our vessels


Photographs taken by Sri Lanka's air force showed extensive damage to the tanker's funnel, and thick black smoke and flames coming from the bridge, that sits just behind the cargo area.


Another spokesman, Commander Ranjith Rajapaksa, said the VLCC was ablaze about 20 nautical miles off the east coast of Sri Lanka and that the military had sent an aircraft and two ships to assist.


One of its 23 crew missing on board 


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Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 04 Sep 2020 12:34pm IST

Tags : #oilspill #indianocean #international

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