Bulk carrier TAMAR explosion Apr 27 Update

TAMAR explosion Apr 27 Update Two burned crew members, who survived explosion, said to be medevaced to Azores after vessel approached Azores, to be further transferred by Portugal Air Force plane to Lisbon. Vessel according to AIS, is heading for Ponta Delgada, Azores, ETA during Apr 27.

Apr 25 UPDATE: One crew member was killed in an explosion, and three suffered massive burns. A second crewmember later died.

Apr 25 UPDATE: Explosion occurred in forward storeroom, according to USCG, which was alerted by vessel’s Master call. Not clear what “forward storeroom” means, though – maybe forecastle bosun’s storeroom? Explosion caused fire, which was extinguished by the crew. USCG said HC-130 was to fly to vessel with rescuers team. At night LT Apr 24 bulk carrier reduced speed and at one time, stopped, understood to pick up paratroop rescuers, then resumed sailing. TAMAR changed course and is heading for Azores, ETA Azores waters Apr 27.

Bulk carrier TAMAR suffered explosion on board, details and site unknown, at around 1100 UTC Apr 24 in position 39 19N 042 31W, North Atlantic, while en route from Baltimore USA to Gibraltar. Five crew injured, burns, need medical assistance. Extent of damages unknown, but she’s under way. Information sent to Maritime Bulletin by Chief Officer of merchant vessel nearest to TAMAR. Vessel is to meet with bulk carrier at 1800 UTC, medical kits ready.
Bulk carrier TAMAR, IMO 9456226, dwt 56563, built 2010, flag Marshall Islands, manager SPLOSNA PLOVBA DOO, Slovenia.
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