X-Press Feeder’s CEO apologized for the effects of the sunken container ship off the coast of Sri Lanka
According to Tang See Kit (CNA)
While Sri Lanka prepares itself for anticipated oil spills from a sunken cargo ship registered in Singapore, on Thursday (June 3) the vessel operator’s chief executive, expressed its ‘deep regret and apology for the environmental consequences of the disaster.
When the container ship X-Press Pearl caught fire on 20 May off the west coast of Sri Lanka, it carried 1,486 containers, containing 25 tons of nitrogenic acid. It burnt 13 days before the burning on Tuesday finally.
Shmuel Yoskovitz, CEO of the shipowner X-Press Feeder, claimed his firm has engaged environmental specialists such as the International Tanke in an interview with CNA on Thursday.
MV-Express Pearl’s aft part is currently hitting bottom at a depth of 21 meters.