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Kapal Kargo Berbendera Singapura Terbakar di Laut Sri Lanka

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Kamis, 27 Mei 2021 15:56 WIB

Sri Lanka - Sebuah kapal kargo berbendera Singapura terbakar hebat di lepas pantai Sri Lanka. Peristiwa ini dikhawatirkan membuat 350 metrik ton minyak dan mencemari lautan

In this photo provided by Sri Lanka Air Force, smoke rises from the container vessel MV X-Press Pearl engulfed in flames off Colombo port, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, May 26, 2021. A fire on a container ship carrying chemicals raged off Sri Lanka for a sixth day Wednesday and India sent vessels to help douse the blaze, officials said. (Sri Lanka Air Force via AP)

Asap mengepul dari kapal kontainer MV X-Press Pearl yang terbakar di lepas pantai Kolombo, Sri Lanka, Rabu (26/5/2021) waktu setempat.  

In this photo provided by Sri Lanka Air Force, smoke rises from the container vessel MV X-Press Pearl engulfed in flames off Colombo port, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, May 26, 2021. A fire on a container ship carrying chemicals raged off Sri Lanka for a sixth day Wednesday and India sent vessels to help douse the blaze, officials said. (Sri Lanka Air Force via AP)

Kebakaran kapal kargo berbendera Singapura di lepas pantai Colombo, Sri Lanka, belum bisa dikendalikan. Awalnya api ditemukan di bagian depan kapal pada 20 Mei. Pemadaman sudah dilakukan tapi ternyata titik api masih ada.  

In this photo provided by Sri Lanka Air Force, smoke rises from the container vessel MV X-Press Pearl engulfed in flames off Colombo port, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, May 26, 2021. A fire on a container ship carrying chemicals raged off Sri Lanka for a sixth day Wednesday and India sent vessels to help douse the blaze, officials said. (Sri Lanka Air Force via AP)

Pada 24 Mei, kebakaran yang lebih hebat terjadi di kapal bermuatan bahan kimia dan kosmetik itu. Cuaca buruk semakin memperbesar nyala api.   

In this photo provided by Sri Lanka Air Force, smoke rises from the container vessel MV X-Press Pearl engulfed in flames off Colombo port, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, May 26, 2021. A fire on a container ship carrying chemicals raged off Sri Lanka for a sixth day Wednesday and India sent vessels to help douse the blaze, officials said. (Sri Lanka Air Force via AP)

Akibatnya, 25 awak kapal dan 12 pemadam kebakaran harus dievakuasi. Angkatan Laut Sri Lanka sempat mendengar ledakan dari kapal.  

In this photo provided by Sri Lanka Air Force, smoke rises from the container vessel MV X-Press Pearl engulfed in flames off Colombo port, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, May 26, 2021. A fire on a container ship carrying chemicals raged off Sri Lanka for a sixth day Wednesday and India sent vessels to help douse the blaze, officials said. (Sri Lanka Air Force via AP)

Peristiwa ini juga dikhawatirkan bakal membuat 350 metrik ton minyak mencemari lautan. Menteri Perikanan Sri Lanka mengatakan tidak memiliki sumber daya yang memadai untuk mengelola seluruh tumpahan minyak. Oleh sebab itu, Sri Lanka meminta bantuan India untuk mengatasi masalah ini.  

In this photo provided by Sri Lanka Air Force, smoke rises from the container vessel MV X-Press Pearl engulfed in flames off Colombo port, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, May 26, 2021. A fire on a container ship carrying chemicals raged off Sri Lanka for a sixth day Wednesday and India sent vessels to help douse the blaze, officials said. (Sri Lanka Air Force via AP)

Upaya pemadaman terus dilakukan. Pemerintah Sri Lanka meminta warga menghindari pantai dan menyentuh benda-benda asing yang mengambang di laut karena kemungkinan itu berasal dari kapal.  

In this photo provided by Sri Lanka Air Force, smoke rises from the container vessel MV X-Press Pearl engulfed in flames off Colombo port, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, May 26, 2021. A fire on a container ship carrying chemicals raged off Sri Lanka for a sixth day Wednesday and India sent vessels to help douse the blaze, officials said. (Sri Lanka Air Force via AP)

Kapal X-Press Pearl berangkat dari Gujarat, India, pada 15 Mei. Kapal itu menuju Singapura melalui Sri Lanka.  

Kapal Kargo Berbendera Singapura Terbakar di Laut Sri Lanka
Kapal Kargo Berbendera Singapura Terbakar di Laut Sri Lanka
Kapal Kargo Berbendera Singapura Terbakar di Laut Sri Lanka
Kapal Kargo Berbendera Singapura Terbakar di Laut Sri Lanka
Kapal Kargo Berbendera Singapura Terbakar di Laut Sri Lanka
Kapal Kargo Berbendera Singapura Terbakar di Laut Sri Lanka
Kapal Kargo Berbendera Singapura Terbakar di Laut Sri Lanka