Environmental problems caused by Cyprus vessel sinking off Sri Lanka

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Thermopylae Sierra owned by government of Cyprus built in 1985.
Sri Lanka's Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) investigate in coordination with the Navy and the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) to control the possible environmental problem because of the sinking Cyprus vessel in the seas off Panadura.
MEPA General Manager Rear Admiral (Retd) S R Samaratunga informed the Daily News yesterday the front part of the vessel has already sunk and it's possible that the ship would go under water within the next hours. There is a part of the furnace oil stock in the vessel has been detached adding that a stock of about 70 to 80 tons of oil which turned solid still are on the ship. All measures by authorities are taken.
A plastic cover would be put over a region of 1km2 of sea to clean the oil leaking.
In the last 3 years was at anchor off the coast of Panadura due a case that has been filed in the Colombo Commercial High Court over a dispute between vessel owners and workers.