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‘New Diamond’ should be moved away from SL- AG

The Attorney General has determined that the ‘MT New Diamond’ vessel should be towed some 200 nautical miles away from the current location.

During a meeting with officials of the Marine Environment Protection Authority, the Attorney General made his observation on the current status of the vessel.

The Coordinating Officer of the Attorney General said, during the meeting the Attorney General also directed the Chairman of the Marine Environment Protection Authority to submit the water samples obtained from the vicinity of the ‘MT New Diamond’ to the Government Analyst.

Additional directives have also been issued pertaining to the damages caused by the fire onboard the vessel to the environment.

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