A Sri Lankan flagged ship has sinked off the coast of Al Athaiba, Oman according to Omani media reports.
According to the reports the Maritime Security Center (MSC) of Oman received a report stating that a wooden cargo ship flying the flag of the Republic of Sri Lanka ran aground and sank due to the failure of its engine off the coast of Al Athaiba in the Governorate of Muscat.
The ship had a crew consisting of six people and was reportedly carrying ‘various materials’ and oil derivatives.
After receiving the report, the Maritime Security Center held a meeting in the presence of all representatives of the military, security, and civil authorities at the center, to deal with this incident in accordance with the joint national work system and implement the necessary plans to ensure the safety of fishermen, sea-goers, the area surrounding the site of the accident to prevent any leaks of oil products or any environmental pollution.
The crew of the ship were reported to be in good health conditions, evacuated from the scene of the incident, and were provided with necessary care and attention.