Tanker explosion, fire, two workers injured, Indonesia

Product tanker SUCCESS ENERGY XXXII suffered explosion, followed by fire, in starboard cargo tanks area, at 1725 LT Apr 24, in Sungai Raya Shipyard, Karimunbesar island, Riau Islands, Singapore Strait. Tanker is undergoing repairs, two shipyard workers were carrying out wielding works, probably cargo tanks still held some oil fumes, which were inflamed by sparks. Both wrokers reportedly suffered serious burns, both were taken to hospital. No information on fire fighting and damages extent, though there undoubtedly must be some, judging from photos.
Product tanker SUCCESS ENERGY XXXII, IMO 9136498, dwt 7901, built 1996, flag Indonesia, manager SUKSES OSEAN KHATULISTIWA LINE, Jakarta (EQUASIS).





Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.