COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The proprietor of a titanic oil tanker that caught fire off Sri Lanka’s wing has agreed to pay $2.3 million to the island nation for its lend a hand in extinguishing the blaze, an unswerving acknowledged Saturday.
MT Current Diamond, which used to be carrying honest about 2 million barrels of vulgar oil, used to be broken by two fires in early September.
Criminal educated Frequent Dappula de Livera final week submitted an intervening time claim of $1.8 million to Greece-based fully Porto Emporios Transport Inc., the registered proprietor of the vessel, for companies and products supplied by the Sri Lankan navy, air force, ports authority and Marine Atmosphere Safety Authority since the ship caught fire on Sept. 3. On Thursday, he submitted one more claim for $500,000 for extra companies and products rendered to the ship.
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On Saturday, Nishara Jayaratne, the coordinating officer in the Criminal educated Frequent’s Department, acknowledged the proprietor had agreed to pay the claim in stout.
She acknowledged an intervening time document on ambianceal afflict had also been submitted to the ship’s proprietor, and that a separate claim for that will be supplied after the final document is entire.
The proprietor’s agreement to pay got here honest about every week after a Sri Lankan court docket ordered the ship’s Greek captain to appear in court docket on Sept. 28 after the licensed educated general directed police to call him a suspect in the fireside.
Consultants were working to salvage the ship, which stays in Sri Lankan waters.
The tanker used to be transporting vulgar oil from the port of Mina Al Ahmadi in Kuwait to the Indian port of Paradip, where the bid-owned Indian Oil Corp. has a refinery.
The preliminary fire killed one Filipino crew member and injured one more, while 21 varied crew contributors escaped unharmed.