MT New Diamond seeped bunker oil-MEPA

2020-09-16 at 06:16

The Marine Environment Protection Authority says the fire stricken ‘MT New Diamond’ vessel seeped bunker oil to the sea following the explosion in an engine room earlier this month.

It was determined that a thick layer of oil that was in the engine room of the vessel had seeped into the sea.

The report in this regard was submitted by the Government Analyst to the Marine Environment Protection Authority yesterday.

The report was compiled following observations of samples of sea water obtained from around the vessel last week.

MEPA said the report will be directed to the Attorney General for legal proceedings against the owners of the vessel.

The vessel is now 70 nautical miles away from Kalmunai.