[Watch] CEO of Sunken Ship Apologises


  • Sri Lanka braces itself for a possible oil spill from a sunken Singapore-registered container ship.
  • The vessel operator’s chief executive expressed ‘deep regrets and apologies’ for the impact that the incident has caused on livelihoods and the environment.
  • The container ship X-Press Pearl was carrying 1,486 containers, including 25 tonnes of nitric acid, when it caught fire on May 20 off the west coast of Sri Lanka.
  • It burned for 13 days before the blaze was finally put out on Tuesday.

A recent news article published in the CNA states that CEO of vessel operator apologises for impact of sunken container ship off Sri Lanka coast.

CEO Shmuel Yoskovitz apologizes

In an interview with CNA on Thursday, vessel operator X-Press Feeders’ CEO Shmuel Yoskovitz said his company has enlisted environmental experts, such as the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation, to monitor the situation.

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It has also started engaging and working with the Sri Lankan authorities, and contributed “some heavy equipment” to help with the clean-up of beaches.

“I’d like to express my deep regrets and apologies to the Sri Lankan people for the harm this incident has caused to the livelihood and to the environment of Sri Lanka,” Mr Yoskovitz said.

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Source: CNA


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