1 missing, 1 injured in fire on oil tanker near Sri Lanka

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By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI | AP
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Thu, 2020-09-03 12:28

COLOMBO: A fire broke out on a large oil tanker off the eastern coast of Sri Lanka on Thursday, leaving one of its 23 crew members missing and another injured, a navy spokesman said.
The fire started in the engine room of the New Diamond, which was carrying crude oil from Kuwait to India, and then spread, spokesman Capt. Indika Silva said.
The navy sent four ships to help the ship. By the time they arrived, 19 of the crew members had left on lifeboats and were picked up by the ships, Silva said.

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