formationof the oil slick about one kilometer around the oil tanker MT Diamond
has set alarm bells in the Sri Lankan envirnomental department and the
activists following which water samples from the sea around the ship are being
sent to the government analyst to study the extent of damage caused in the
Fire fighting operations led to the
formation of the oil slick up to one kilometer
engine oil had started leaking from the oil tanker MT New diamond since
Septemeber 8th following the fire fighting operations lead to the formation of
the oil slick up to one kilometer from the point where the ship is drifting in
the mid sea off the Sri Lankan east coast
samples from sea areas near the MT New Diamond oil tanker are scheduled to be
sent to the Government Analyst .
Attorney General has also directed the salvage team to take prompt measures to
stop oil leakage.
Based on the study of the water samples
Sri lankan attorney general to decide to sue the shipowner for damages
the study of the water samples the Sri lankan attorney general will make up his
mind on suing the ship owner for the damages caused to marine life in the Indian
ocean adjoining the island nation where the burnt out oil tanker is floating.
Diamond oil tanker is currently anchored at a distance of 50 nautical miles
from Sri Lanka, and reports said that an oil stain has spread within a two mile
radius around the ship.
the ship caught fire for the second time on September 7th, authorities were
able to douse the fire successfully.