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Four detained X-Press Pearl seafarers allowed to leave Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan travel authorities have lifted the travel bans for four of the eight X-Press Pearl crew members who were detained after the ship went up in flames on 20 May.

The 25 seafarers on the ship were evacuated when the incident happened, but eight of the men were detained to assist investigations.

The vessel owner, X-Press Feeders said that arrangements are currently being made for the crewmen’s immediate repatriation to their families.

“We continue to work with the Sri Lankan authorities towards the further lifting of travel bans for the four remaining crew members who remain housed at a hotel in Colombo," said the company.

Martina Li
Asia Correspondent

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