Sri Lanka on Thursday (June 3) readied for the possibility of an oil spill.
It's after a cargo ship laden with chemicals sank off its western coast.
The Singapore-registered MV X-Press Pearl was carrying nitric acid, as well as other chemicals and cosmetics.
It was anchored off a port city when a fire erupted onboard on May 20th.
The craft began to sink early on Wednesday (June 2).
The ship's operators, said in a statement on Thursday there were still no signs of a fuel oil spill, and that much of the toxic cargo had been incinerated in the fire.
But photos from the country's coast guard showed a layer of green film blanketing the ocean surrounding the vessel.
Millions of plastic pellets have also reached surrounding beaches and fishing grounds, prompting the government to ban fishing along a 50-mile stretch.
The government says it will seek redress for the incident, while Singapore authorities have started their own investigation.