Ship That Sunk Carrying 25 Tons of Chemicals Caused ‘Significant Damage’ to Planet

Acontainer ship that caught fire while carrying hazardous chemicals off the coast of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has caused “significant damage” to the planet by releasing the chemicals, a United Nations representative said. The Singapore-flagged X-Press Pearl finally sank on Thursday a month after it caught on fire, the Associated Press reported. Due to the material itContinue reading “Ship That Sunk Carrying 25 Tons of Chemicals Caused ‘Significant Damage’ to Planet”

Chemical cargo ship sinks off Sri Lanka, fouling rich fishing waters

A cargo ship carrying tonnes of chemicals sank off Sri Lanka’s west coast, its navy said on Wednesday, and tonnes of plastic pellets have fouled the country’s rich fishing waters in one of its worst-ever marine disasters. The government on Wednesday suspended fishing along an 80-km (50-mile) stretch of the island’s coastline, affecting 5,600 fishingContinue reading “Chemical cargo ship sinks off Sri Lanka, fouling rich fishing waters”

Sri Lanka faces disaster as burning ship spills chemicals on beaches

Debris has killed marine life and is being seen as country’s worst environmental catastrophe Sri Lanka is facing the worst environmental disaster in its history after a cargo ship carrying chemicals caught fire off its coast, spilling microplastics across the country’s pristine beaches and killing marine life. The fire on MV X-Press Pearl, a Singapore-registeredContinue reading “Sri Lanka faces disaster as burning ship spills chemicals on beaches”

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