X-Press Feeders Statement
X-Press Feeders, operators of the container ship ‘X-Press Pearl’ regret to report that despite salvors successfully boarding the vessel and attaching a tow wire, efforts to move the ship to deeper waters have failed, and the ships aft portion is now touching bottom at a depth of 21 meters. As of 1500 Sri Lanka time, the foreward area of the vessel remains afloat with smoke coming out of Cargo Holds No 1 and 2.
X-PRESS PEARL Jun 2 UPDATE: The ship, regretfully, is sinking or sank, she gave up after all, after severe damages inflicted by fierce fire. She’s sinking by stern with starboard list. Not much to worry about oil spill and all that – some or all fuel in tanks burned out, undoubtedly. Well, everything which can burn burned out, it seems, so there’s not much left to harm the environment with.
Posted in Accidents by Mikhail Voytenko on Jun 02, 2021 at 08:56.