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Company to pay Rs.340 mn for tanker fire douse

Attorney General submits another claim of Rs.100 mn

The Greek company that owns the fire stricken crude oil tanker ‘MT New Diamond’ vessel has agreed to pay Rs.340 million as initial compensation to local companies involved in extinguishing the fire.

The Attorney General’s coordinating officer, State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne told news media that the owners of the ship had informed the Attorney General about this.

The Attorney General had submitted a written claim on September 16 to the lawyers of the owners of the vessel for costs incurred to assist in extinguishing the fire and the costs incurred in connection with the fire.

The Navy, the Air Force, the Sri Lankan Port Authority, the Colombo Dockyard, MEPA (Marine Environmental Protection Authority) and the Coast Guard have all calculated the cost of extinguishing the fire that broke out in the vessel.

Meanwhile, the Attorney General has submitted a further claim of Rs.100 million to the owners of the fire stricken crude oil tanker ‘MT New Diamond’ vessel.

State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said that the request was sent in writing to the owners of the vessel by Attorney General Dappula de Livera.

Meanwhile, the report on the damage caused to the marine environment due to the fire had been handed over to the Attorney General yesterday.