Tanker FENG SHENG YOU 8 explosions, Hainan

Three explosions occurred in reportedly, engine room of tanker FENG SHENG YOU 8, docked in Dongfeng, Hainan Island, China, at around 1300 LT Oct 20. Vessel is loaded with 3400 tons of naphtha. Out of 17 crew, 16 were rescued, 1 of them later died in hospital, 3 badly injured. 1 crew missing. Some 50 firefighters and fire fighting boats (tugs) were deployed, no information on situation and vessel’s condition as of morning Oct 21. Understood cargo intact, firefighters were cooling off hull in cargo tanks area.

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