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MT New Diamond is stable, safe 95 kms from Sri Lanka coast: Indian Navy

MT New Diamond is stable, safe 95 kms from Sri Lanka coast: Indian Navy

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New Delhi [India], September 13 (ANI): Sri Lankan vessel MT New Diamond which caught fire after a major explosion in its engine room on September 3, was stable and safe 95 kilometres from Sri Lanka coast, Indian Navy said.
A joint team of Indian Navy, Sri Lanka Navy and Salvor diving team completed underwater inspection.
Salvors undertook deballasting and blanking of the underwater non-return valve, said Indian Navy.
Motor Tanker (MT) New Diamond caught fire after a major explosion in its engine room on September 3 when it was transiting in Sri Lankan exclusive economic zone.
The large 333-metre long crude carrier was carrying over three lakh metric tons of crude oil for the Indian Oil Corporation from Kuwait to Paradip. (ANI)


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