Oil supertanker catches fire off Sri Lanka

  • The New Diamond, a very large crude carrier (VLCC) chartered by Indian Oil Corp (IOC), that was carrying the equivalent of about 2 million barrels of oil, is seen after a fire broke out off the east coast of Sri Lanka, September 4. Sri Lankan...MORE

    The New Diamond, a very large crude carrier (VLCC) chartered by Indian Oil Corp (IOC), that was carrying the equivalent of about 2 million barrels of oil, is seen after a fire broke out off the east coast of Sri Lanka, September 4. Sri Lankan...MORE

  • A Sri Lankan Navy boat sprays water on the New Diamond, September 4. Sri Lankan Airforce/via REUTERS

    A Sri Lankan Navy boat sprays water on the New Diamond, September 4. Sri Lankan Airforce/via REUTERS

  • A ship is silhouetted by the glow from a blaze on The New Diamond off Sri Lanka, September 3. Sri Lankan Navy/via REUTERS

    A ship is silhouetted by the glow from a blaze on The New Diamond off Sri Lanka, September 3. Sri Lankan Navy/via REUTERS

  • Three tug boats, five Sri Lankan navy ships as well as two craft from the Russian navy and three from the Indian navy have been assisting in an operation to fight the fire and tow the ship away from the coast, after it began drifting towards land. ...MORE

    Three tug boats, five Sri Lankan navy ships as well as two craft from the Russian navy and three from the Indian navy have been assisting in an operation to fight the fire and tow the ship away from the coast, after it began drifting towards land. ...MORE

  • An injured crew member of the New Diamond is taken to an ambulance by navy officials, in Kalmunai, Sri Lanka, September 3. Sri Lankan Navy/via REUTERS

    An injured crew member of the New Diamond is taken to an ambulance by navy officials, in Kalmunai, Sri Lanka, September 3. Sri Lankan Navy/via REUTERS

  • A Sri Lankan Navy boat sprays water on the New Diamond, September 4. Sri Lankan Airforce/via REUTERS

    A Sri Lankan Navy boat sprays water on the New Diamond, September 4. Sri Lankan Airforce/via REUTERS

  • An injured crew member of the New Diamond is seen being taken to an ambulance by navy officials, in Kalmunai, Sri Lanka. REUTERS/Stringer

    An injured crew member of the New Diamond is seen being taken to an ambulance by navy officials, in Kalmunai, Sri Lanka. REUTERS/Stringer

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