Navy and Coast Guard facilitate ongoing investigations into MV X-PRESS PEARL

Sri Lanka Navy today (04th June 2021) facilitated a team of government officials who is conducting investigations into the fire-hit MV X-PRESS PEARL, by transferring them onboard Sri Lanka Coast Guard Ship ‘Samudraraksha’ to the sea area where the partially submerged vessel is located.

In response to a request made by the Criminal Investigation Department form the Sri Lanka Navy to transfer an investigation team to the aforesaid location, in order to obtain seawater samples, conduct on-site monitoring and investigate the impact on marine environment due to the ship’s fire, the Navy involved in the facilitation. Incidentally, Sri Lanka Coast Guard Ship ‘Samudraraksha’ today transferred a 14 member investigation team which included officials from the Government Analyst's Department to the location, for their ongoing investigations.