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A container ship headed for Singapore caught fire in Indian Ocean: Sri Lanka Navy


Sri Lankan Navy Spokesperson Indica da Silva said the Liberian-flagged MSC ship had left Colombo port on June 22 and was on its way to Singapore, but caught fire after crossing Sri Lanka’s maritime boundary.

Colombo. A container ship on its way to Singapore caught fire in the Indian Ocean. Sri Lankan Navy Spokesperson Indica da Silva said the Liberian-flagged MSC ship had left Colombo port on June 22 and was on its way to Singapore, but caught fire after crossing Sri Lanka’s maritime boundary. The Navy was informed about the fire on the ship early Friday, he said. He said that since the ship is still in Sri Lanka’s search and rescue range, it is necessary to take necessary steps.

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The ship is about 483 nautical miles from Kirinda, the southern tip of the country, and its engine is on fire, the spokesman said. At present, a nearby merchant ship has been asked to provide assistance. Just a week ago, a cargo ship sank near the main port of Sri Lanka after a fire broke out. Tons of chemicals were loaded on it. The Singapore-flagged ‘X-Press Pearl’ ship caught fire in May. But it sank on 17 June.

Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from PTI-language feed.

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