Burnt-out ship ‘going down’ off Sri Lanka coast

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    A burnt-out container #ship that has already caused #SriLanka’s worst maritime environmental #disaster was sinking Wednesday with several hundred tonnes of oil still in its fuel tanks, the navy said. The MV X-Press Pearl, carrying hundreds of tonnes of chemicals and plastics, burned for 13 days within sight of the island’s coast before rescue workers finally managed to extinguish the blaze on Tuesday.

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