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Updated Wed, 09 Sep 2020 07:31 PM IST
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#MTNewDiamond is stable now & no flames & smoke were visible for the last 24 hours. Salvage Team boarded & inspected the vessel. They report the fire as extinguished. Salvage Team will board the vessel tomorrow to prepare for towing: Indian Navy pic.twitter.com/SbbeQO1IM3
– ANI (@ANI) September 9, 2020
Let us know that the ship which brought 270,000 metric tons of crude oil to India from Kuwait, caught fire last Thursday. The oil tanker had 23 crew members, of whom 18 were from the Philippines and five from the Greeks. Of the 23-member crew, 22 were safely rescued from the tanker, but a Philippine sailor was killed in a boiler explosion in the engine room.
The ship's crew and the Sri Lankan Navy, the Air Force, tried hard to control the fire, but assistance could be sought from India if it could not be controlled. At this, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) sent its ships Shaurya, Sarang, sea guards and Dornier aircraft to extinguish the fire in the oil tanker 37 nautical miles off the coast of Sri Lanka.
Along with this, the Indian Navy also sent INS Sahyadri to start rescue operations and provide assistance. Continuous spraying of water and foam was done to extinguish the fire through ICG's ship Shaurya. The Dornier aircraft had been circling the sky to oversee this rescue and relief work.
Diesel layer formed in sea near burning oil tanker
An Indian Coast Guard aircraft sprayed special chemicals on diesel spread near a huge oil tanker in the sea, off the coast of Sri Lanka. The fire on the tanker was extinguished once but it flared again day after day. During this, a layer of diesel was formed about one kilometer away from the ship.