UK marine experts support Sri Lanka with X-press Pearl pollution response

Friday, 18 June 2021

Following the X-Press Pearl container vessel fire that started in May, the UK Government is providing marine pollution expertise to help respond to the impact on the marine life and coastal habitats of Sri Lanka, the British High Commission in Sri Lanka said today.

British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Sarah Hulton said the UK Government’s Centre for the Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) will provide expertise and analytical capacity to support plastic pollution monitoring, as well as environmental and socioeconomic impact assessments.