Oil tanker at Sangaman Kanda Sea erupts in fire

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A sudden fire has broken out in a crude oil tanker 38 nautical miles off the Sangaman Kanda coast, in Ampara, stated of the Sri Lanka Navy.

The fire has occurred in the engine room of the Panama-registered ship ‘MT New Diamond’, according to the Navy Media Spokesperson.

However, the fire has not spread to the area where the main oil storage tanks are situated.

Reportedly, the vessel is occupied by a crew of 23 individuals.