Environmental activists sued the Sri Lankan government last week after MV X-Press Pearl carrying plastics and dangerous chemicals burned off the coast in the Indian Sea for about two weeks.
Meghna Innova Rubber Ltd and Gazi Auto Tyre Ltd say the cargo ship contained at least 10 containers, which were loaded with synthetic rubber worth more than Tk 35 million.
Vital emails related to the sinking MV X-Press Pearl were deleted by its local agent, a Sri Lankan court was told on Monday.
Sri Lankan officials have said that the carcasses of a dolphin, over 10 turtles, birds, and fish have washed up on Sri Lanka’s famed beaches after the X-Press Pearl cargo ship started sinking off the shore of Colombo.
Sri Lankan experts have been able to recover a data recorder belonging to a fire-ravaged ship carrying harmful chemicals that sank off the country’s capital, officials said on Sunday, as investigators have begun probing what led to the fire.
“I express my deep concern to all impacted by the incident involving the container vessel X-PRESS PEARL, which caught fire whilst at anchor near Colombo, Sri Lanka in May.
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.
The appalling events still unfolding at an anchorage off Colombo serve once more to underline the continuing problem of ship fires caused by the mishandling of dangerous goods.
The Singapore-flagged vessel X-Press Pearl has sunk after burning for nearly two weeks off the west coast of Sri Lanka. The cargo ship sunk with tonnes of chemicals, which has lead to fears among authorities for a major environmental disaster.