Fire On Tanker Off Sri Lanka Brought Under Control

Fire On Tanker Off Sri Lanka Brought Under Control

The fire on a large oil tanker off Sri Lanka’s coast has been brought under control but is still not extinguished, the navy said Saturday.

Four tugboats, three Sri Lankan navy ships and four Indian ships have been battling the fire on board the MT New Diamond since Thursday.

The tanker, carrying nearly 2 million barrels of crude oil, had been drifting about 37 kilometers from Sri Lanka’s eastern coast.

But a tugboat towed it to the deep-sea Friday, away from land, according to a navy spokesman.

(AP)


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