Minister of Environment Anura Priya Dharshana yapa has ratified a move on the cargo vessel which had been moored in the Panadura coast line for several years.
Accordingly the vessel will now be steered towards the Northern Shore line.
General Manager of the Marine Pollution Prevention Authority, Rear Admiral S.R. Samarathunga notes that crude oil on board the vessel may leak into the ocean since it had not been renovated in a significant while.
According to him this decision had been reached to prevent such an incident from occurring.