Brod koji je prevozio 25 tona azotne kiseline, zapalio se kod luke Kolombo.
Situation Update: Latest pictures of the "X-PRESS PEARL" vessel which is presently engulfed in flames. Pictures were captured by the SLAF Bell 212 this morning. pic.twitter.com/XRWO42Xi5Z— Sri Lanka Air Force (@airforcelk) May 25, 2021
Šri Lanka je rasporedila avione i brodove mornarice da pomažu u gašenju požara.
Posada je evakuisana, a najmanje osam kontejnera od kojih neki, strahuje se, sadrže kiselinu, srušilo se u more.
The X-Press Pearl, a Singapore-flagged containership travelling from India to Sri Lanka, was rocked by an explosion earlier this morning.— MarineTraffic (@MarineTraffic) May 25, 2021
The ship is now engulfed in flames. All crew has been evacuated. https://t.co/WDyLopx2C9 pic.twitter.com/Q5We5746xO