The consignment is composed of about 9,000 metric tons of rice, 50 metric tons of milk powder, and more than 25 metric tons of drugs as well as other kinds of pharmaceutical supplies.
On April 27, the heavy-lift vessel Katori, owned by NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd. (NBP), a member of the NYK Group, rescued 11 crew members from a vessel in distress off the coast of Sri Lanka.
A Chinese company has reportedly filed an international arbitration case against Sri Lanka as the country rejected a massive consignment of fertilizer. Efforts to reach a “constructive agreement” to resolve the issue failed, official media here reported on Wednesday.
Sri Lanka kick-started a drive to retrieve debris and freight containers resting on the ocean bed after the disaster concerning X-Press Pearl earlier in May 2021.
Australia has provided marine oil spill response support to Sri Lanka following the sinking of the Singapore-flagged MV X-Press Pearl container ship off the coast of Colombo last June.
A petition to the Sri Lankan Supreme Court has called for damages of Rs 500,000 to each fisherman affected by the burning and sinking of container ship X-Press Pearl.
About a hundred carcasses of sea turtles with both shell and throat damage, a blue whale, and a few dozens of dead dolphins have recently washed up on the shores of Sri Lanka after a cargo ship burned and sank, raising fears of an ecological disaster.
The UN representative in Sri Lanka said that the sinking of the Singapore-flagged X-Press Pearl that had caught fire while transporting potentially harmful chemicals off Colombo caused tremendous “damage to the planet” by releasing several hazardous substances into our ecosystem.
Sri Lankan officials are already preparing for a devastating oil spill after a ship carrying toxic chemicals sank on Wednesday after almost two weeks ablaze off the west coast.