The wreck of container ship X-Press Pearl will remain on the seabed off Sri Lanka until after the South Westerly Monsoon has passed, according to the vessel’s owners.
The Master of the X-Press Pearl has been arrested by the Sri Lankan police as clean-up operations from the sunken containership continue.
A video has emerged of OOCL Durban striking another boxship at Taiwan’s Port of Kaohsiung before alliding with a crane, causing the crane to collapse.
The X-Press Pearl disaster has again underscored the severe dangers posed by containership cargo fires.
The aft section of the heavily fire damaged X-Press Pearl has sunk to the seabed at 21 metres while the forward section is also sinking.
The fire stricken boxship X-Press Pearl is sinking as salvors tow the vessel further from the Sri Lankan coast.
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Salvors are struggling to attach a tow to the burnt-out hull of the X-Press Pearl, and have concerns over stability of the stricken vessel off Sri Lanka.
As salvors report no visible flames on fire-ravaged X-Press Pearl, local police have launched a criminal investigation into the fire.