Singapore-based X-Press Feeders has been hit by a second compensation claim from Sri Lanka over the pollution caused when one of its container ships caught fire and sank off the Indian Ocean nation's coastline in May.

The feeder container company said on Wednesday that this second claim against the 2,756-teu X-Press Pearl (built 2021) is being reviewed by the vessel owners' P&I Club and discussions are ongoing.

No details as to the nature or amount of this additional claim were given.