ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka Navy said it had not found a breach in the hull of MV Eurosun, a Liberian flagged 33,000 dead weight tonne bulk carrier that ran aground off the Indian Ocean Island on Saturday with a cargo of clinker.
Navy vessels, with divers dispatched from Galle and Hambantota had reached the ship in the afternoon of January 23, and carried out a preliminary inspection.
“However, no damage to the bulk carrier’s hull has been reported and there is no sign of water leaking into the ship or oil into the ocean,” the Navy said.
The vessel had 720 tonnes of bunkers on board.
MV Eurosun was carrying a cargo 33,000 metric tonnes of clinker to Trincomallee fro Abu Dhabi port when it had run aground near Little Basses Lighthouse, about 5.5 nautical miles (10 kilometres) off Sri Lanka’s coast.
Clinker is limestone fired in a kiln which is used to grind into cement with other materials such as gypsum or fly ash.
The basses are off Yala in Sri Lanka’s Southern coast. (Colombo/Jan24/2021)