X-Press Feeders pays Sri Lanka US$3.6 million

X-Press Feeders, operators of the container ship ‘X-Press Pearl’, through the vessel owner’s P&I insurers, have made an initial payment of US$3.6 million to the Sri Lankan government to help compensate those affected by the consequences of the fire and sinking of the vessel.

Sri Lanka had sought an initial payment of Rs. 700 million to cover the cost of compensation for fishermen affected by the fire.

X-Press Feeders said that discussions are ongoing on the payment of further claims and all legitimate claims will be considered.

(colombogazette.com)

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