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Sri Lanka seeks US$40mn in interim damages from X-Press Pearl

Expert Committees to assess longer term damage

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Partially sunken X-Press Pearl off Sri Lanka leaching grey material into sea

Vessel carried over 800 tonnes of caustic soda and also urea

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Sri Lanka to probe spill-like satellite images of X-Press Pearl wreck: Minister

Up to June 09 no oil spill was reported on the vessel that carried sodium hydroxide

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Sri Lanka should modernise maritime policy, review role of shipping agents: Shippers' Coun...

Maritime conventions have to be ratified, firefighting and other services upgraded

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Sri Lanka scrapes 1,075 tonnes of X-Press Pearl waste off shores

"We are doing a complete study (adyanayak) about the incident."

X-Press Pearl: Sri Lanka forms expert groups for environmental, economic costs

To get maximum compensation and channel to affected persons

Sri Lanka says X-Press Pearl insurers have agreed to interim compensation

It is uncertain whether there is any oil on board

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X-Press Feeders CEO apologises to Sri Lanka, says damage assessment will take time

"There are many incidents like that at sea, and sometimes terminals and ports are able to help, and sometimes not."

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Sri Lanka in biggest ever nurdle hunt after X-Press Pearl spill, volunteer hunters arrested

At least eight nurdle hunters were arrested perhaps for the first time in the world

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Sri Lanka directs X-Press Pearl salvors to take oil out of gutted ship - if any remains

"We still cannot confirm whether the ship has oil on board or not"

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Sri Lanka collects 34 containers of debris from stricken X-Press Pearl

Police assistance sought to find consignees and more details of cargo

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka beefs up defences for possible oil spill from X-Press Pearl

Fisheries Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said a plan had been devised to contain any possible oil spill

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X-Press Pearl stern hits bottom aborting tow, Sri Lanka renews oil spill watch

Salvors abort tow after the stern of the partially sunken vessel settles on the ocean floor

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka authorities made grave mistake in allowing doomed ship: Opposition MP

MP Herath said the minister's claim that the authorities were not informed about the leak is unacceptable

Imesh Ranasinghe

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X-Press Pear sinking off Sri Lanka while being towed

On June 01 salvors had found the engine room flooded and smoke coming out of the hold

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Sri Lanka okays towing X-Press Pearl to deeper waters

President stated that the decision taken should be based solely on technical facts

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Salvors board X-Press Pearl off Sri Lanka after putting out fire

Assessment of the ship being carried out

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X-Press Pearl salvors mull boarding as Sri Lanka eyes pollution claim

Salvors are exploring the possibility of boarding the ship and making a tow connection

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Sri Lanka's John Keells to get 34-pct of container terminal, Adani 51-pct: report

The parties had been given 180 days from May 03, for financial closure

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X-Press Pearl still smouldering off Sri Lanka, fire fighting continues

Sri Lanka Air Force said a Bell 212 helicopter dropped dry chemical powder on the vessel

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X-Press Pearl watched by India Coast Guard for oil spill off Sri Lanka

Indian Coast Guard vessels have the equipment to contain an oil spill

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Si Lanka halts coastal fishing over X-Press Pearl pollution hitting 5,600 boats

Sea polluted with debris and plastic granules

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X-Press Pearl fire orgin is still a mystery, Sri Lanka official says

Actually this (leaking container) was on deck. The fire started in the Number 02 hold

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X-Press Pearl came to China run terminal, SLPA says rendered all assistance

No notice was given of an acid leak before arriving

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Sri Lanka's SAGT orders more twin lift cranes STS cranes, raising capacity

Terminal is constrained by yard space, capping output

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Sri Lanka cleans up beaches, says X-Press Pearl did not inform of any acid leak

Two ports had denied permission to offload cargo, which caught fire off Colombo

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