Fire/smoke still remain on board the vessel but is currently under control. More firefighting tugs have been deployed and they will continue to fight the fire. The salvage team with fire experts and firefighters are already on board the vessel and are carrying out the risk assessment. They have already taken steps to stop the spreading of fire into other areas.
All crew are safe. We have been advised that special firefighting equipment will arrive tomorrow. We therefore remain hopeful that the fire will be put out by the salvage team at the soonest time possible.
X-Press Feeders regrets the current situation which is beyond our control. We will continue to keep customers informed of developments on board the vessel.
On 20th May 2021, an on-deck container on board vessel “X-PRESS PEARL” (which is deployed in Straits Middle East SMX service), caught fire whilst at Colombo Anchorage.
The vessel had taken all precautionary measures throughout the night. However, firefighting is still…Click here to read the full article