Fire rages on supertanker off Sri Lanka, one crew presumed dead

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A Philippine crew member missing from a supertanker hit by fire off the Sri Lankan coast is presumed dead, a spokesman for the navy of the Indian Ocean nation said on Friday.

The fire was still raging on the New Diamond tanker carrying about 2 million barrels of oil, said the spokesman, Captain Indika de Silva. There were 23 crew on board.

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