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  1. Oil supertanker catches fire off Sri Lanka

  2. Surviving crew members of the New Diamond on a navy rescue boat off the east coast of Sri Lanka, September 3. Sri Lankan Navy/via REUTERS

  3. A ship is silhouetted by the glow from a blaze on The New Diamond off Sri Lanka, September 3. Sri Lankan Navy/via REUTERS

  4. Surviving crew members of the New Diamond on a navy rescue boat off the east coast of Sri Lanka, September 3. Sri Lankan Navy/via REUTERS

  5. he 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.

  6. The New Diamond, a very large crude carrier (VLCC) chartered by Indian Oil Corp (IOC), that was carrying the equivalent of about 2 million barrels of oil, is seen after a fire broke out off the east coast of Sri Lanka, September 4.

  7. 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. Sri Lankan Airforce/via REUTERS

  8. Three tug boats, five Sri Lankan navy ships as well as two craft from the Russian navy and three from the Indian navy have been assisting in an operation to fight the fire and tow the ship away from the coast, after it began drifting towards land.

  9. An injured crew member of the New Diamond is taken to an ambulance by navy officials, in Kalmunai, Sri Lanka, September 3. Sri Lankan Navy/via REUTERS

  10. Sri Lanka's meteorology department has modelled the impact of 70,000 tonnes of crude oil - a quarter of the ship's cargo - spilling into the ocean.

  11. The New Diamond after a fire broke out off the east coast of Sri Lanka September 4. Sri Lankan Airforce/via REUTERS

  12. A Sri Lankan Navy boat sprays water on the New Diamond, September 4. Sri Lankan Airforce/via REUTERS

  13. Navy spokesman Captain Indika de Silva said flames had spread to the New Diamond's bridge, but there was no damage to the cargo area. "We will need an international effort," de Silva said. Sri Lankan Airforce/ via REUTERS

  14. A statement released late on Thursday by the navy said the New Diamond was crewed by 5 Greek and 18 Philippine nationals. REUTERS/Stringer

  15. The New Diamond was fully loaded with about 2 million barrels of oil, Refinitiv data showed.

  16. The New Diamond after a fire broke out, September 3. Sri Lankan Airforce/via REUTERS

  17. An injured crew member of the New Diamond is seen being taken to an ambulance by navy officials, in Kalmunai, Sri Lanka. REUTERS/Stringer

  18. New Diamond sailed from the port of Mina Al Ahmadi in Kuwait, loaded with Kuwait Export Crude, Refinitiv Eikon tracking data showed. It was heading for the Indian port of Paradip, where state-run IOC has a 300,000 barrel-per-day refinery.

  19. The New Diamond, a very large crude carrier, is seen after a fire broke out off the east coast of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Airforce/via REUTERS

  20. An injured crew member of the New Diamond is seen being taken to an ambulance by navy officials, in Kalmunai, Sri Lanka. REUTERS/Stringer

  21. The New Diamond, a very large crude carrier (VLCC) chartered by Indian Oil Corp (IOC) that was carrying the equivalent of about 2 million barrels of oil, is seen after a fire broke out, off the east coast of Sri Lanka September 3, 2020.