Fire on Singaporean ship that triggered Sri Lanka’s ‘worst-ever’ marine ecological disaster finally out after 13 days – Asia – South China Morning Post

Fire on Singaporean ship that triggered Sri Lanka’s ‘worst-ever’ marine ecological disaster finally out after 13 days – Asia – South China Morning Post

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A fire aboard a ship that triggered Sri Lanka’s worst-ever marine ecological disaster was finally extinguished on Tuesday after a 13-day international operation, the navy said.The near two-week inferno prompted a mammoth clean-up operation as huge volumes of microplastic granules from the Singapore-registered ship’s containers inundated 80 kilometres (50 miles) of beach.The unprecedented pollution forced a fishing ban and saw thousands of troops deployed to scoop tonnes of burnt plastic from…Read More

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