Sinking ship

Black box found

A black box from a ship loaded with chemicals and plastic that is sinking off Sri Lanka has been located, as investigators probe what caused the vessel to catch fire.

The Singapore-registered MV X-Press Pearl has been slowly sinking into the Indian Ocean since last Wednesday, after a fire that raged for nearly two weeks within sight of the coast.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 07, 2021, with the headline 'Black box found'. Subscribe