Monday, June 21, 2021

Indian Coast Guard working tirelessly to extinguish fire onboard container vessel MV X-Press Pearl off Colombo

Indian Coast Guard is working tirelessly to extinguish the massive fire onboard container vessel MV X-Press Pearl off Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The challenging round-the-clock fire-fighting operation, is underway since the 25th of this month, jointly with Sri Lankan authorities.

Defence Ministry said, at present, three ICG ships and four tugs deployed by Sri Lanka are involved in the operation and continuously fighting the fire by spraying AFFF (Aqueous Film Forming Foams) and sea water using external fire-fighting systems.

The non-stop joint firefighting efforts have yielded positive results with increasing signs of fire being under control

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