Namely, the vessel's owner hired a team of experts from the Sri Lanka Navy and the salvage company to examine the damage New Diamond suffered as a result of the fire.

Based on these assessments, it would be further decided what future actions would be taken to salvage the ship.

For the records, this is the first time that the team boarded the vessel, after battling with the fire for approximately seven days.

At the moment, according to technical analysis conducted by the navy, the ship’s crude oil tanks are not damaged as of now and there are no reports of crude oil dripping from the stricken ship.