No oil spill from X-Press Pearl. Foreign reports false: Minister Godahewa

No oil spill from X-Press Pearl. Foreign reports false: Minister Godahewa

10 June 2021 04:44 pm

The sinking cargo ship MV X-Press Pearl which took on fire in the sea near the Colombo Port made no oil spill in the ocean surface and the foreign media report claiming of such an event is false, emphasised State Minister Nalaka Godahewa in a tweet today (10).

Sri Lanka Navy and the Indian Coast Guard have confirmed that no such oil spill has occurred, the Minister said in his tweet.

Upon a media query, Godahewa added that five ships stationed around the sinking vessel have also confirmed that no such spill exists. 

MIAP