Lankan Navy Commander, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne directed another
specially trained Firefighting and Disaster Management team from the Navy to
join the effort on the MT-New Diamond in the light of fire erupting from the
tanker off and on. One such round of reignited fire was put off on September 8
would board the ship to review its present standing and gather specifics to
decide the future course of action, once the disaster situation on the ship is
completely under control," the Sri Lankan Navy reported according to Sri
Lankan media reports.
This collaborative effort receives ample
support from the foreign salvage and disaster management teams
the disaster management operation is continuing with the unwavering
contribution of ships, tugs and aircraft hurried by the Sri Lanka Navy and rest
of the partners in the mission. This
collaborative effort also receives ample support from the foreign salvage and
disaster management teams.
the disaster management teams have successfully brought the fire, which
reignited aboard MT New Diamond as a result of adverse weather, under control
by morning hours of September 09th. "There are no flames or smoke to be
noticed as of now and the distressed ship is being towed further away towards
safe waters by a tug," The Navy added.
Distressed oil tanker is now about 37
nautical miles off Sangamankanda Point
distressed oil tanker is now about 37 nautical miles off Sangamankanda Point
and the disaster management operation is continuing at full steam in rough sea
conditions and strong winds.