One crew member has died and three others were critically injured after inhaling ammonia onboard the liquid petroleum gas vessel Hamburg DW offshore Malaysia.
ccording to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), the incident occurred on the Panama-flagged 35,058-cubic-metre vessel in international waters offshore Port Klang on 6 April.
As Selangor MMEA director, Captain Mohammad Rosli Kassim, told local media: “Preliminary investigation found that the ship’s piping system was leaking, which in turn caused ammonia gas to be exposed.”
The deceased is a 62-year old Turkish national while two other Turkish nationals and an Indian national were affected by the fumes and reportedly suffered burns. For the record, the injured men have been transferred to Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital.
The vessel with 25 crew members on board was en route to the Port of Zhanjiang in China from Al Duqm in Oman.
The Hamburg DW’s management company, TGM Deniz, is not known to have yet made a statement about the incident.
Concluding, the LPG carrier was still an anchor at Port Klang in the Straits of Malacca at the time of publication