Sri Lanka's worst marine disaster? Chemicals cargo ship sinking | DW News


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Sri Lanka's worst marine disaster? Chemicals cargo ship sinking | DW News



Sri Lankan authorities say a burnt-out cargo ship carrying tons of chemicals just off of the port of Colombo has partly sunk. The MV Express Pearl had been on fire for nearly two weeks – with much of the dangerous cargo tumbling overboard. Workers extinguished the flames, but as the ship was being pulled out to sea, things went from bad to worse for what’s now labeled Sri Lanka’s worst marine disaster.

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  1. FISH AND OTHER ANIMALS WERE MELTED AS A RESULT OF NITRIC ACID THIS CAUSED DUE TO CORRUPTED POLITICIANS AND OFFICIALS OF SRI LANK MOTHER NATURE PLEASE PUNISH THEM

  2. the shipping company now trying to get away from their responsibility this has affected the sea life & many lives in srilanka for a long time for 15 to 20 years to come. Its shipping company responsibility to provide a seaworthy ship & to maintain due diligence as an carrier but they have violated these two marine law from the time they detected that there was a leakage in containers & yet sailing & risking ports, marine life & the livelihood (fishing industry) of the people in that country.

  3. One of the cargo ships produce as much CO2 as 50 million cars. It is very very clear that we need to work on another way to move goods. This is outdated deadly.

  4. Marine life is washing up dead. Sea turtles, dolphins and many more. The current is starting to spread the chemicals. Soon we will find dead sharks and whales, there are already „dead zones near the coast. The ecosystem is collapsing since bigger animals are eating infected animals. The whole food chain and ecosystem is in danger of collapsing. Good job, truly well done.

  5. I have a hunch, that the Nitric acid was in a malfunctioned refrigeration container and cause the chemical to heat up, expand and turn into an oxidizer resulting in a fire. Boom.

  6. It will take years things get back to normal
    Should stop eating fish imidiatly otherwise lot of consequences will rise tegarding health

  7. Sri Lanka a beautiful country with most corrupted uneducated political crooks in the world, who never served its citizens. They sale the whole country to China. If you are a Sri Lankan and university educated just go abroad and never come back

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