Although the Navy and the Air Force were able to put out the fire that broke out on the MT New Diamond yesterday (07), another fire broke out this afternoon (07), the Navy said.

This is due to the high winds in the deep sea and the high temperatures on the ship’s metals.

Therefore, the Sri Lanka Air Force stated that the chemical compound called DCP which was used to extinguish the fire yesterday (06) was dropped from the air today as well.

The Sri Lanka Air Force and Navy successfully extinguished the fire of the New Diamond at around 3.00 pm yesterday after a continuous operation of nearly 80 hours over four days.