The cargo ship carrying tons of chemicals has been on fire since May 20 and is now sinking off Sri Lanka's west coast in one of the country's worst-ever marine disasters.
A crab roams on a beach polluted with polythene pellets that washed ashore, at Kapungoda, out skirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 31, 2021.
The Singapore-registered MV X-Press Pearl, carrying 1,486 containers, including 25 tons of nitric acid, along with other chemicals and cosmetics, was anchored off the island's west coast when the fire started on May 20.
A Sri Lankan navy soldier collects debris that washed up on the beach, May 27, 2021.
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