Explosion onboard of chemical tanker Tibil

Jan. 22, 2014 at 11:01 by Svitlana Slavina in Accidents

On January 20, 2014 the Turkish chemical tanker Tibil suffered an explosion, which caused a fire onboard the vessel. Accident took place while the ship was at anchor near the Tuzla Shipyard in Istanbul. As reported, one person had died, four people were injured and 19 crewmen were evacuated.

According to the Turkish Directorate General of Coastal Safety, in the starboard side of the tanker occurred the blast. The explosion caused a two meter hole in the vessel's hull and the Tibil had a heavy list to starboard. This was stabilized by ballasting. The tanker was not transporting any cargo when the blast occurred.

Explosion onboard of chemical tanker Tibil

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