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Ship Carrying Chemicals Sinks Near Sri Lanka Capital, Prompting Pollution Fears

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – A container ship carrying chemicals sank off Sri Lanka’s capital on Thursday nearly a month after catching fire, raising concerns about a possible environmental disaster. The ship’s operator said the wreck of the Singapore-flagged X-Press Pearl …

Sri Lanka Seeks Interim Claim of $40M from Operator of Wrecked Cargo Ship

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka is seeking an interim claim of $40 million from the operator of a fire-ravaged cargo ship to cover part of the cost of fighting the blaze, officials said Saturday. Sri Lanka’s attorney general has …

Contaminants from Sri Lanka Ship Wreck Could Cause Wide-Reaching Damage

Contaminants released from the wreckage of a container ship off the coast of Sri Lanka could be dragged thousands of kilometers by ocean currents, impacting wildlife and humans in far-reaching latitudes. Authorities and salvage crews are now working to prevent …

Data Recorder Recovered from Ship Carrying Chemicals Sinking Off Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – Experts recovered the data recorder of a fire-ravaged ship carrying chemicals that is slowly sinking off Sri Lanka’s capital, as salvage crews stood by to head off a possible environmental disaster, officials said Sunday. The …

Fire-Gutted Container Ship Raises Oil Spill Concerns for Sri Lanka

Salvors and authorities are watching for any leaking of fuel after halting efforts to tow a fire-gutted container vessel away from beaches and fishing grounds off the coast of Sri Lanka. The ship’s stern hit the ocean floor after it …

France Works to Contain Fuel Spill After Italian Container Ship Sinks

French authorities are working to contain a fuel spill off the Atlantic Coast after an Italian container ship sank following a fire. French and British rescue teams saved all 27 people aboard the Grande America after it sank Tuesday, according …

Environmental Disaster Unfolds in Pacific, Near Solomon Islands, as Ship Leaks Oil

An environmental disaster is unfolding in the Pacific after a large ship ran aground and began leaking oil next to a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Solomon Islands, Australian officials said Friday [March 1]. Footage taken this week shows …

Safe Harbor Pollution Insurance Increases Marine Pollution Liability Capacity

Safe Harbor Pollution Insurance, a provider of vessel pollution liability insurance, has expanded its carrier partnerships to include Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. (BHSI) and Argonaut Insurance Co. Safe Harbor now has more than tripled its in-house capacity. BHSI and …