MV Xpress Pearl Ship got fire in Colombo || Brand New Container Ship got fire in Sri Lanka
The brand new ship got fire in Colombo, brand new container ship x press Perl got fired at anchor Cargo in containers on board of container ship X PRESS PEARL caught fire in the afternoon May 20, on Colombo Anchorage. The ship arrived at Colombo anchorage on May 19 from Hazira India, with 1486 containers on board, loaded among other goods, with nitric acid, other chemicals, and cosmetics. Sri Lankan Navy is engaged in fire fighting, as of 0330 UTC May 21 the ship was in the same position, understood firefighting still continues, with the deployment of tug or tugs, including offshore tug, and probably, Navy ships, too. According to the Sri Lankan Navy press release, the ship is manned with 25 crew, which includes Philippine, Chinese, Indian, and Russian nationalities. The ship is brand new, she was built in China, started trading in Feb this year. All photos courtesy Sri Lanka Navy.