Tanker’s major explosion and fire avoided, two crew dead, Shenzhen

Two crew died from intoxication on board of product tanker Jin Wang You 9 on Sep 7. Tanker loaded with 2000 tons of jet fuel was anchored on Shenzhen Mawan Port road, one crew went to forecastle to check gas level in forecastle compartments, and didn’t return. Two other crew were sent to find out what happened, all of them suffered gas intoxication and lack of oxygen. Vessel reported to the authorities, a fire team was sent, which found a very high concentration of carbon dioxide, threatening with explosion. Firefighters found one crew dead and two unconscious, they’ve been sent to hospital, one later died. There was a danger of explosion and major fire of cargo, due to gas leak from the tanks.

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