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Explosion in tanker under construction at STX Yard killed four

Aug. 20, 2017 at 14:22 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

An explosion in a cargo tank of 74,000-ton tanker under construction at STX Offshore & Shipbuilding in Jinhae City, Changwon, Korea, killed four contract workers, who’s been spraying paint in the tank. Explosion occurred at 1140 Seoul time Aug 20, most probably caused by a spark or open light in a compartment, full of explosive paint fumes. Tanker is about 90% ready, to be handed over to its’ Greek owner in October, Ship Yard was intensifying works to stay on schedule, and kept works going on weekends.

Explosion in tanker under construction at STX Yard killed four

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