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Fire out on VLCC off Sri Lanka

After seven days of battling with the fire, firefighting managed to contain the fire aboard the VLCC New Diamond. There could be some small fire pockets, but India and Sri Lank say that the fire is basically extinguished. 

Oil tanker in flames off Sri Lanka

An oil tanker caught fire near the coast of Sri Lanka on Thursday, September 3, as it was travelling from Kuwait to the Indian port of Paradip. Specifically, the vessel, named New Diamond, is reported to have been carrying 270,000 metric tons of crude oil, equivalent to approximately 2 million barrels.

NTSB to finalize dive boat fire report

The National Transportation Safety Board scheduled a board meeting for Octοber 20 to consider the agency’s investigation of the fatal, September 2, 2019, fire aboard the dive boat Conception off Santa Cruz Island, California.

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