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Environmental catastrophe looming: Burning tanker off Sri Lanka - hundreds of millions of liters of oil could leak

2020-09-03T13:28:03.998Z

Sir Lanka is threatened with an environmental disaster: A tanker burns off the coast. Hundreds of millions of liters of oil could leak.



Sir Lanka is threatened with an environmental disaster: A tanker burns off the coast.

Hundreds of millions of liters of oil could leak.

  • A tanker burns off the coast of Sri Lanka.

  • The country is threatened with an environmental disaster.

  • Hundreds of millions of liters of oil could leak.

A

tanker

caught fire

off the east coast of

Sri Lanka

.

Now threatens

the environment

-

catastrophe

.

This is reported, among other things, by the local news portal

Fast News

.

The tanker will be fully loaded and have about

270,000 tons of oil

on board.

That corresponds to more than 300 million liters.

Accordingly, the navy has sent units to the burning ship to get the fire under control and prevent a possible oil leak.

According to a report by the portal

Newsfirst.lk Sri Lanka

, the

crew of

the tanker has already been

evacuated

.

The now deployed Navy is said to have rescued an injured seaman from the ship.

Measures underway to prevent possible oil leak https://t.co/4HjAEnbtKy#SriLanka #LKA #FastNews

- Fast News (@FastNews_LK) September 3, 2020

The incident is reminiscent of a freighter off Mauritius: a few weeks ago, leaking oil led to a natural disaster.

Source: merkur

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