Oil tankers are still burning due to the fear of destruction

The fire of an oil tanker burning in the Indian Ocean adjacent to Sri Lanka is not yet extinguished. Qatar-based Al-Jazeera reports that both Sri Lanka and India are working hard to extinguish the fire. The tanker is still intact, but it is feared that catastrophic environmental catastrophe may occur if oil spills occur.

The New Diamond Tanker left Kuwait with large amounts of oil. The ship was going to the Indian subcontinent. It suddenly caught fire near Sri Lankan port on Thursday. Of the ship’s 23 crew members, 17 were Filipinos and five Greeks. It is learned that two workers were injured while trying to extinguish the fire. One of them is still missing. A Panama-flagged ship initially saved the rest. Thereafter, small boats of the Sri Lankan Navy approached the ship and extinguished the fire. Ships and aircraft later joined the expedition. The operation was run for the second consecutive day on Friday (4 September).

So far no oil has leaked from any tanker. However, it is feared that the tanker may leak at any time. Environmentalists have warned that anything like this could severely damage Sri Lanka’s coastal environment.

Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva, the head of the Sri Lankan army, said on Friday (4 September) that a tanker of about 20 million barrels of crude oil was set ablaze, about 40 kilometers from the coast. Navy spokesman Captain Indica de Silva said the aircraft had 23 sailors. One of them is believed to have died.

“The missing Filipino sailor is presumed dead,” De Silva told Reuters, quoting a rescued sailor. He was seriously injured by boiler burst. Five of the tankers are Greek and 16 are Filipino.

Sri Lankan Director General of Operations, Real Admiral YN Jayaratne, told reporters that the fire was extinguished in the main part of the ship, so there was no danger of an oil spill. Because there is no burning flame now, only white smoke is coming out. It may take 4-5 days to completely extinguish the fire.

But the chief visitor of Sri Lanka’s Marine Environmental Protection Authority, Lahndapur, warned that if there was a leak or explosion, there would be catastrophe all over the world. Sri Lanka does not have the technical capability to deal with such disasters.

An Indian Navy ship has already arrived there. Two more ships have been sent. It is learned that the Indian Navy will deal with the oil spill.

A few days ago a Japanese ship’s oil tanker was leaked in the Coral Reef near Mauritius. Several thousand tons of oil dissolve in water. Which has caused great damage to the sea. Aquatic plants and animals destroyed. At the time, many environmental organizations had complained that ships had sunk without proper repairs. This is why such incidents happen. And even though the accident happened, nothing happened to the ship company. They get compensation from the insurance company.

The fire of an oil tanker burning in the Indian Ocean adjoining Sri Lanka is not yet extinguished. Qatar-based Al-Jazeera reports that both Sri Lanka and India are working hard to extinguish the fire. The tanker is still intact, but it is feared that catastrophic environmental catastrophe may occur if oil spills occur.

The New Diamond Tanker left Kuwait with large amounts of oil. The ship was going to the Indian subcontinent. It suddenly caught fire near Sri Lankan port on Thursday. Of the ship’s 23 crew members, 17 were Filipinos and five Greeks. It is learned that two workers were injured while trying to extinguish the fire. One of them is still missing. A Panama-flagged ship initially saved the rest. Thereafter, small boats of the Sri Lankan Navy approached the ship and extinguished the fire. Ships and aircraft later joined the expedition. The operation was run for the second consecutive day on Friday (4 September).

So far no oil has leaked from any tanker. However, it is feared that the tanker may leak at any time. Environmentalists have warned that anything like this could severely damage Sri Lanka’s coastal environment.

Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva, the head of the Sri Lankan army, said on Friday (4 September) that a tanker of about 20 million barrels of crude oil was set ablaze, about 40 kilometers from the coast. Navy spokesman Captain Indica de Silva said the aircraft had 23 sailors. One of them is believed to have died.

“The missing Filipino sailor is presumed dead,” De Silva told Reuters, quoting a rescued sailor. He was seriously injured by boiler burst. Five of the tankers are Greek and 16 are Filipino.

Sri Lankan Director General of Operations, Real Admiral YN Jayaratne, told reporters that the fire was extinguished in the main part of the ship, so there was no danger of an oil spill. Because there is no burning flame now, only white smoke is coming out. It may take 4-5 days to completely extinguish the fire.

But the chief visitor of Sri Lanka’s Marine Environmental Protection Authority, Lahndapur, warned that if there was a leak or explosion, there would be catastrophe all over the world. Sri Lanka does not have the technical capability to deal with such disasters.

An Indian Navy ship has already arrived there. Two more ships have been sent. It is learned that the Indian Navy will deal with the oil spill.

A few days ago a Japanese ship’s oil tanker was leaked in the Coral Reef near Mauritius. Several thousand tons of oil dissolve in water. Which has caused great damage to the sea. Aquatic plants and animals destroyed. Several environmental organizations had at the time complained that the ships sank without repair. This is why such incidents happen. And even though the accident happened, nothing happened to the ship company. They get compensation from the insurance company.

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