Container fire erupts onboard X-Press Feeders vessel in Colombo. The Sri Lankan Navy went to the aid of the Singapore-registered containership to help extinguish the fire. The afternoon of 20 May some 9.5 nm Northwest of Colombo port is when this occured.

According to the Sri Lankan Navy the 2021-built, 1,486 teu containership was carrying 25 tons of nitric acid, several other chemicals and cosmetics from the port of Hazira, India and had arrived in Colombo on 19 May.

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