LPG tanker HABAS major fire UPDATE: tanker not on fire

April 30, 2017 at 03:11 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Apr 30 UPDATE: Fire erupted on board of 10-meter supply boat SEDAR 2 (MMSI 271041728), moored alongside tanker’s starboard, which was to transfer personnel from tanker to shore. Three people on board of SEDAR 2 were injured. Understood but not yet confirmed, there was, actually, no fire on board of a tanker, though tugs were, or still are, cooling tanker’s hull with water.

Fire erupted on board of Turkish LPG tanker HABAS on Apr 29, which is anchored in Gulf of Izmit, eastern Marmara sea, half a mile from Tupras Refinery. According to available information, which is still confused, fire erupted in superstructure, and may be considered as major. Crew said to leave the vessel, jumping into the water, three seamen suffered injures. Tanker is in ballast, understood after offloading her cargo of LPG, which was loaded at Temryuk Russia (most probably not Temryuk but Kerch, Crimea, which is illegal). Several tugs are on the scene, dousing tanker with water. Fire reportedly spread to tanker from bunker tanker or supply boat, moored alongside. Some media saying fire under control, some say tanker has to be towed out to sea because there’s a risk of explosion. Even photos are contradictory. On photos presumably, HABAS on fire and tugs nearby, engaged in firefighting.

LPG tanker HABAS major fire UPDATE: tanker not on fire

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