MMA Offshore MPSV to support X-Press Pearl salvage operations

Australian OSV operator and services provider has been engaged by Resolve Marine to assist with salvage operations of the wrecked 2,700 teu containership X-Press Pearl off the coast of Sri Lanka.

Beginning in late October, the 2016-built multipurpose support vessel (MPSV) MMA Prestige will act as the primary support vessel for the subsea clearance of a number of containers involved in a loss incident during June 2021. Resolve Marine was hired as the interim caretaker of the wreck.

X-Press Pearl was a Singapore-flagged boxship operated by X-Press Feeders. The vessel entered service in February 2021 and caught fire on May 20, 2021. After burning for 12 days, the vessel sank on June 2 in what is referred to as the worst maritime environmental disaster in Sri Lanka’s history. It was carrying around 25 tons of acid among the 1,486 containers onboard.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a background in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.
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