The Singapore- registered MV X- Press Pearl, while waiting to enter Colombo harbour, caught fire. This happened 10 days back. Now Sri Lanka is facing the ‘worst-ever beach pollution’. The burning ship continues to let out plastic debris into the sea.
The head of the country's Marine Environment and Protection Authority (MEPA), Dharshani Lahandapura, said the microplastic pollution will cause years of ecological damage to the Indian Ocean island.
Mechanical diggers have been used by thousands of naval personnels to scoop out tons of tiny plastic waste from the beach.
Over 30 containers, mostly containing chemicals have already fallen over the sea that have further spread over 20 nautical miles near the beach.
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