X-press Pearl Captain Arrested by CID and Released on 2 million Bond!

Xpress Pearl | 15th June 2021 | Virtual Wire

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Sri Lanka arrested the captain of the X- Press Pearl ship on Monday 14th June.

The ship caused a major maritime ecological disaster in Sri Lanka's oceans. Afterward, Colombo High Court ordered to be released on a personal bond of 2 million Sri Lankan Rupees on Monday.

The Russian skipper of X Press Pearl was barred from traveling overseas and was ordered to surrender his passport to the court as well.

Earlier, CID has recorded a statement from the captain and several others including the chief engineer of the ship over the incident.

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