The Toxic Shipwreck: A Silent Killer Murdering Ocean Life

The X-Press Pearl ship catastrophe is the most significant ship accident that has happened in the Indian ocean and is the worst maritime disaster in the history of Sri Lanka. This is because it is a toxic ship with 81 containers of environmentally hazardous substances with over 700 containers of chemically active substances. The impact assessment has revealed that between 8,000 and 13,000 metric tons of air pollutants were released into the atmosphere from the ship’s blaze.

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