It was also reported that 1700 metric tons of diesel required for the use of the tanker are also stored onboard.
MT New Diamond is a 20-year old crude oil tanker that is 333 meters long and 60 meters wide, and sailed with a Japanese certificate and is registered in Panama.
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The fully laden New Shipping-controlled tanker suffered a boiler explosion a month ago, resulting in a sizeable fire centered around its accommodation block.
India and Sri Lanka deployed significant resources to douse the blaze. Some bunker fuel spilt from the tanker last month.