MAKING WAVES E-NEWS BRIEF- 19 MAY 2021 – 03 JUNE 2021

In another recent environmental threat, authorities tackled a long ongoing fire on board a ship awaiting permission to unload Sri Lanka-bound cargo, off Colombo. The Singapore-flagged X-Press Pearl was carrying 25 metric tons of nitric acid and 78 metric tons of plastic pellets. The rise in marine accidents, in recent years, will impact the marine environment of many nations. It also necessitates further coordination under the Indian Ocean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control to strengthen the region’s maritime safety infrastructure.

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