Risks associated with the transport of chemicals and plastics in ever-larger container ships need to be addressed, say the authors of a public study into the X-Press Pearl incident. The container ship suffered a fire and partially sank, which resulted in toxic...
The first eleven seafarers of the container ship X-Press Pearl, which suffered a major fire and subsequently sank off Sri Lanka, have been repatriated. This was reported by the vessel’s operator X-Press Feeders. The remaining fourteen crew members still await...
Ship operator X-Press Feeders has made an initial payment to the Sri Lankan government to help compensate those affected by the consequences of the fire and sinking of the X-Press Pearl. Through the vessel owner’s P&I insurers, USD 3.6 million was transferred....
X-Press Feeders, operators of the container ship X-Press Pearl, have confirmed that the wreck is now wholly sitting on the seabed at a depth of 21 metres. Due to the exposed nature of the anchorage to the prevailing South Westerly Monsoon, it is likely that the wreck...
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