Fire rages on supertanker off Sri Lanka, one crewman presumed dead

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COLOMBO (Reuters) - A Filipino crew member missing from a supertanker that caught fire off the Sri Lankan coast is presumed dead, a spokesman for the navy of the Indian Ocean nation said on Friday. The fire was still raging on the New Diamond tanker carrying about 2 million barrels of oil, said the spokesman, Captain Indika de Silva.

There were 23 crew on board. The fire that broke in the engine room on Thursday morning had spread to the bridge of the ship, chartered by Indian Oil Corp (IOC). "The missing Filipino sailor.....

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