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* Bulk carrier runs aground in Sri Lankan waters
Sat, Jan 23, 2021, 10:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 23, Colombo: The Hambantota District Disaster Management Center said that a cement cargo ship sailing under the Liberian flag had met with an accident near the Little Basses Reef in the Southeastern Seas today (23).

Sri Lanka Navy has dispatched two naval vessels to assist the wrecked cargo ship which was carrying cement en route to Trincomalee Port when it ran aground, a Navy Spokesman said.

Maritime Bulletin said the bulk carrier EUROSUN loaded with cement clinker ran aground on southeast coast of Sri Lanka, NE of Hambantota, around 0000 UTC Jan 23, while en route from Abu Dhabi to Trincomalee.

EUROSUN ran aground about 13 miles of Sri Lanka’s Yala coast near the Little Basses Light house, in a area referred to as Middle Basses, on the reefs.

“As of 1330 UTC, the ship was still aground, no news yet on refloating and possible damages. Bulk carrier probably, ran onto reefs, not on coast,” it said.


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