Danger mounts as fire-hit cargo ship sink off Sri Lanka coast
Comrade Pubudu Jayagoda explains the mystery of the MV X-Press Pearl
A cargo ship carrying tonnes of chemicals is sinking off Sri Lanka’s west coast, the country’s navy environment experts said, in one of Sri Lanka’s worst-ever marine disasters. Who takes the responsibility?
The Singapore-registered MV X-Press Pearl was carrying 1,486 containers, including 25 tonnes of nitric acid, along with other chemicals and cosmetics that were loaded at the port of Hazira, India, on May 15.