X-Press Pearl, the containership, which caught fire on 20th May, and have been burning from since, is now sinking slowly, near the port waters of Colombo.
The fire have been somewhat dozed off, while white smoke still blows from the foredeck of the vessel. With the orders of the president of Sri Lanka, the salvors were towing the fire-ravaged ship into the deeper waters. But, as the engine room started to flood, and the stern started to sink, the towing efforts were cancelled.
Sri Lanka 🇱🇰 Océan Indien En raison d'une fuite interne à bord du MV X-Press Pearl, le porte conteneurs incendié avec sa cargaison commencé à couler— AsieNews (@AsiaNews_FR) June 2, 2021
Une marée noire est imminente. Le navire transportait 300 tonnes d'huile de soute 🎥 @vajirasumeda
The ship is sinking by the stern, with starboard list. As of now, there have been no reports of oil spill, or environmental damage. The reason for which, is believed to be the fact, that all that could have been burnt, like the fuel, harmful chemicals and more, which could have caused an environmental impact, have already burnt, and thus, there there is not much of harmful chemicals or fuel left, to harm the environment. The vessel had approximately 278 tonnes of bunker fuel onboard.