INDIAN COAST GUARD ATTEMPTING TO DOUSE FIRE ONBOARD CONTAINER VESSEL ‘MV X-PRESS PEARL’ OFF COLOMBO

    05-Jun-2021   
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Efforts of ICG are in full swing to control the fire onboard container vessel ‘MV X-Press Pearl’ off Colombo, Sri Lanka. While ICG ship Vaibhav on maritime patrol was diverted to reach the scene of incident on May 25, 2021, ICG ship Vajra, which was despatched from Tuticorin, arrived at the site on May 26, 2021. ICG ship Samudra Prahari, a specialised Pollution Response (PR) vessel has also been despatched in PR configuration to augment the firefighting efforts and respond to oil spill, if occurred. ICG Dornier aircraft are undertaking air reconnaissance of the area. No oil spill has been reported.