A total of four crew members were injured after an explosion onboard the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier CSSC CAPE TOWN, while at Gibraltar Port on Friday evening.
Following the LPG tanker’s explosion nearby a local yard in East Kalimantan off Indonesia, authorities announced that at least three workers at the shipyard lost their life.
NTSB issued an investigation report on the fire and explosion onboard the towing vessel ‘Susan Lynn’, off Lousiana, in October 2019. The investigation identified a catastrophic engine failure as key cause of the accident.
Following the huge explosion at the Port of Beirut on 4 August 2020, Interpol has now published red notices for the captain and owner of the vessel that carried the chemicals which devastated the blast.
A gas pipeline explosion was reported in Oduoha at the Port Harcourt, creating tension in the community, Dryad Global reports. However, no injury has been reported for the time being.
In its recenty published Safety Flashes for December, International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) shares a case where a crewmember injured by a battery explosion onboard vessel deck.
The general cargo ship “KOTA BAHAGIA” was docked at Napier Port in New Zealand, when a fire broke out in the morning local time on Dec 18.
Following the explosion onboard an oil tanker off the coast of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, one of the biggest liquefied natural gas exporter, Qatar condemned the attack.
Singapore-based shipping company Hafnia, part of BW Group, confirmed that one of its LR1 product tankers was hit from an external source whilst discharging at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at approximately 00:40 on 14 December, causing an explosion and subsequent fire onboard.
Reporting indicates that a ship has experienced an explosion while conducting operations within the main tanker anchorage at the Saudi Aramco Jeddah Port, on December 13.
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