Ship with hazardous substances almost completely sunk

In Sri Lanka, there are still concerns about a container ship damaged off the coast. The ship has dangerous substances on board and has almost completely sunk. As a result, the dangerous substances can get into the sea.

Over the past few days, all kinds of stuff have been washed up from the container ship. Some beaches are full of small pieces of plastic.


A fire broke out on board two weeks ago. Probably the fire arose in one of the containers. All crew members were able to get out in time, but the fire department couldnt get the fire under control.

Dutch company

A Dutch company tried to move the ship, but that failed. Rescue workers are now doing their best to get all the crap as much from the beaches and out of the sea as possible.