Sri Lanka navy says no real risk of oil spill on stricken supertanker

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By Arjuna Ranawana and Waruna Karunatilake COLOMBO (Reuters) - There is no real risk of a spill from a fully loaded supertanker that caught fire off the east coast of Sri Lanka, a senior official in the Indian Ocean nation's navy said on Friday.

The fire that broke out in the engine room of the New Diamond on Thursday morning had spread to the bridge of the ship, carrying about 2 million barrels of oil, though it has not reached the cargo area, the Sri Lankan navy said. Director-General of Operations Rear-Admiral Y N Jayarathna.....

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