Major pollution as the X-Press Pearl container ship is in flames off the coast of Sri Lanka

Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 27 May 2021 at 00:25:12 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 27 May 2021 at 00:25:37 UTC
Sentinel-3 SLSTR RBT acquired on 28 May 2021 at 04:39:04 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 30 May 2021 at 04:57:01 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Emergency, man-made disaster, marine security, pollution, fishing, Sri Lanka
Fig. 1 - S1 (27.05.2021) - On 20 May, an intense fire began on X-Press Pearl, a 37 000 T, 186m long, Singaporean container ship built in 2021
Fig. 2 - S3 SLSTR (28.05.2021) - The fire is visible in SWIR, showing here in red. It destroyed a large part of its cargo of 1500 containers.
But 8 containers fell into the Indian Ocean. Millions of polyethylene pellets have covered Sri Lankan beaches, forcing a ban on fishing in an 80 km area.
Fig. 3 - S1 (27.05.2021) - Sri Lankan Navy deployed two offshore patrol vessels in firefighting rescue operations, visible 500m at west.
It triggered a Tier II oil spill warning with the oil slick possibly visible here south of the ships.
Fig. 4 - S2 (30.05.2021) - The smoke shows in bluish et east. The ecological damage are still being assessed, but it's the worst pollution Sri Lanka has ever seen.