No Leak Of Oil From Ship


Government Analyst Department today confirmed that no crude oil leakage reported on the MT diamond ship off Sangamankanda point. This was informed to media by Marine Environment Protection Authority today.

According to Chairman of MEPA Ms.Dharshani Lahandapura, MEPA had sent samples taken from the sea area in the vicinity of the ship to the Government Analysts Department to ascertain if there was any leakage of crude oil from the ship, and the report stated that the water sample consisted of a substance called heavy petroleum distillate or bunker oil and no crude oil was detected in the samples.

Ms. Lahandapura said oil samples were also taken from different locations of the ship by the MEPA scientists who got on board the ship and that results of the oil samples would be matched with the results of the water samples to further confirm the matter.