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Tuesday, 04 September 2012 - 18:59
Oil from sunken ship reaches the Mount Lavinia coast line again
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The Maritime Environmental Protection Authority states that part of the oil slick that had emanated from the ship that sunk off the coast of Panadura has reached the Mount Lavinia Coast.

Speaking to our news team Director General of the Maritime Environmental Protection Authority Rear Admiral S. R. Samaratunga stated that the ship is continuing to leak oil.

This tanker ship which belongs to Cyprus named Thermopylae Sierra which was anchored off the coast of Panadura for an extensive period of time sank recently.

Speaking further the Director General of the Maritime Environmental Protection Authority Rear Admiral S. R. Samaratunga stated that due to the difficulty faced by salvage divers in approaching the ship they have been unable to stem the oil leak of from the ship.

 

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