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Product tanker NO.3 HEUNG-A PIONEER explosion, 1 dead 5 injured

April 19, 2016 at 06:12 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Product tanker NO.3 HEUNG-A PIONEER suffered gas explosion at around 2200 LT (Kuala Lumpur time) Apr 18, shortly after leaving Penang, Malaysia. Vessel reported 1Myanmar nationality crew dead, 5 injured, and requested assistance. Explosion is understood to take place in cargo tank, though at first engine room was mentioned. Vessel turned back, and anchored on Penang road at around 2300 LT. 5 injured crew were taken to hospital, all of them Myanmar nationals. Vessel was bound for Singapore, condition of the vessel and extent of damages unknown.

Product tanker NO.3 HEUNG-A PIONEER explosion, 1 dead 5 injured

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