VDR of X-Press Pearl is recovered

Sri Lankan Naval personnel recovered the VDR from the X Press Pearl (IMO 9875343) on June 5th. Navy divers inspected the wreck on June 6th but had to cut short the mission due to rough seas and bad visibility. No oil leak has yet been detected.

With the vessel being almost entirely burnt out and subsiding slowly to a shallow grave, the exact cause of the fire that eventually engulfed the vessel will possibly never be known. The crew had previously reported nitric acid leaking from a container.

2021-built, Singapore-flagged, 31,629 gt X-Press Pearl is owned by Eos Ro Pte Ltd care of manager Sea Consortium Pte Ltd (X-Press Feeders) of Singapore, ISM manager is Eastaway Ship Management Pte. It is entered with London Club on behalf of Killiney Shipping Pte Ltd.

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