Volunteers check the carcass of a whale that washed ashore in Sri Lanka, one of hundreds of mammals killed after a container ship caught fire and sank off the coast. Photo:  AFP
Volunteers check the carcass of a whale that washed ashore in Sri Lanka, one of hundreds of mammals killed after a container ship caught fire and sank off the coast. Photo: AFP
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka waits on compensation, answers from Singapore-registered X-Press Pearl disaster 18 months after vessel sank

  • The ship caught fire and sank off Sri Lanka, with plastic pellets, nitric acid and fuel among the many harmful substances released into the ocean
  • Hundreds of creatures died, including whales. Fishermen are still finding plastic in fish, but there’s been little compensation so far

Volunteers check the carcass of a whale that washed ashore in Sri Lanka, one of hundreds of mammals killed after a container ship caught fire and sank off the coast. Photo:  AFP
Volunteers check the carcass of a whale that washed ashore in Sri Lanka, one of hundreds of mammals killed after a container ship caught fire and sank off the coast. Photo: AFP
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