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Sri Lanka probes oil patch near X-Press Pearl

A light-coloured area trailing away from the vessel has been captured in satellite images. Oil spill experts have been sent to examine the situation

Ship operator X-Press Feeders said a ‘grey sheen’ has been observed emanating from the vessel. There is no confirmed fuel oil pollution yet

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