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Captain of Oil Tanker That Caught Fire Barred from Leaving Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan Navy boat sprays water on the New Diamond, that was carrying the equal of about 2 million barrels of oil, after a hearth broke out off the east coast of Sri Lanka final week. (Credit: REUTERS)

The deputy solicitor basic had requested for a remand order because the captain was wanted to file an indictment within the excessive courtroom. The courtroom barred him from leaving the nation as he was wanted for additional proceedings.

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  • Last Updated: September 28, 2020, 10:00 PM IST

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Colombo: A Sri Lankan courtroom on Monday barred the captain of the Greek-owned oil tanker that caught hearth off Sri Lanka’s jap coast from leaving the nation. The Justice of the Peace’s courtroom right here, nonetheless, declined to challenge a remand order on Steiros Illias, the captain of the Panama-registered tanker MT New Diamond that went up in flames on September three whereas carrying 2 million barrels of crude oil from Kuwait to India.

The deputy solicitor basic had requested for a remand order because the captain was wanted to file an indictment within the excessive courtroom. The courtroom barred him from leaving the nation as he was wanted for additional proceedings.






The captain appeared within the courtroom after the lawyer basic directed police to file his assertion. He was to be charged for committing offences below the Marine Pollution Environmental Protection Act.

The subsequent listening to within the case is on October 12. On Saturday, the proprietor of ship, Greece-based Porto Emporios Shipping Inc., agreed to pay USD 2.three million to Sri Lanka for the prices incurred on dousing the hearth on board the tanker.

The deputy solicitor basic instructed the Justice of the Peace that oil had leaked from the tanker polluting the ocean. At least two nautical miles had been affected by the oil seepage. New Diamond, a vessel below constitution by the Indian Oil Corporation, was carrying 270,000 metric tonnes of crude oil from Mina Al Ahmadi port in Kuwait to the Indian port of Paradip when a boiler explosion in its engine room prompted a hearth off the coast of Sangamankanda in Ampara district.

The hearth killed one Filipino crew member and injured one other, whereas 21 different crew members escaped unhurt. The Sri Lanka Navy with the assistance of Indian counterparts and coast guard doused the hearth after a a lot effort.

The ship is presently within the seas 70 nautical miles east of Batticaloa within the east and 129 kilometers away from the Batticaloa coast.

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