Explosion on board of tanker Xu Yang 11, Ningbo
Coastal tanker Xu Yang 11 suffered an explosion on board with ensuing fire at about 1100 LT on Oct 12 13, while moored to another tanker at Zhangjianqi ship repair yard in Ningbo, China. At least 7 people were killed and 1 injured. Vessel was under way according to latest AIS signal, dated Oct 10, meaning either vessel was in ballast when docked in ship repair yard (it’s a must), or visited yard to transfer fuel, or called in for some small fix requiring wielding works. Fire was extinguished by 1400 LT.
Coastal tanker Xu Yang 11, MMSI 412432170, tonnage 300 tons, built 2005, flag China.