Explosion killed 1 and critically burned 5 on Aframax tanker at scrap yard

Explosion, followed by fire, killed one and burned five other workers in an engine room of a tanker dismantled at Mahinur Ship Recycling yard in Chittagong, Bangladesh, in the morning May 15. Tanker was beached in late December last year. Explosion was caused by sparks during cutting works, igniting gas and residues. Five workers who suffered burns are hospitalized in critical condition.
Crude oil tanker KELANA 4, IMO 9178343, dwt 105815, built 1999, flag Comoros, owner LIBRA SEAWAY Liberia, bought for scrap in late 2018.





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