Major fire at Daewoo Shipbuilding dock on two VLGC, 7 injured

Fire erupted in a dry dock 8 in Daewoo Shipbuilding Okpo Shipyard, Geoje, at around 0900 Seoul time Aug 24. Two VLGC under construction were engulfed by fire, all workers were evacuated, 7 were injured. Firefighting is still on, situation is said to be serious, with a lot of smoke and heat. Tankers on fire are from 14 LPG tankers order made in Feb 2014, with delivery starting in second half 2016, of 84000 cubic meters capacity, length 226 meters, breadth 36.6 meters, total coast of order being some $1.44 billion. Cause of fire yet unknown.

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