SLCG Responded Promptly to Oil Spill at Uswatakeiyawa to Kalutara

               On receipt of the information from Disaster Management Centre about the suspected oil spill off Mount Lavinia beach on 8th August 2019, SLCG quickly deployed oil spill response teams with equipment. After investigation, it is found that solid oil balls / particles have scattered mainly on the beaches of Dikowita to Uswetakeiyawa, Dehiwala to Mount Lavinia and Panadura to Kalutara. Cleaning operations were led by Sri Lannka Coast Guard while assisted by Sri Lanka Navy could complete the task by 10th August 2019 with the utmost dedication of the personnel involved.

               Sri Lanka coast guard works for the prevention, reduction, control and management of marine pollution through oil/chemical spill and intends to achieve the above objective through development of the skills to respond and manage oil/chemical spill incidents in and around the territorial waters of the country.