3 crew injured by chem leak, medevaced from tanker

Three crew members of chemical tanker STELLAR ORCHID were medevaced by helicopter in the morning Jul 28 off Kaohsiung, Taiwan, with chemical burns, and transported to hospital, there’s no danger to their lives, all three are of Myanmar nationality. Tanker is en route from Korea to Malaysia, with a short call at Taichung, Taiwan, on Jul 25. What happened and caused chemical leak which injured crew, is unknown. Latest AIS records are dated Jul 26, when tanker was abeam of Kaohsiung, so how come tanker was still off Kaohsiung 2 days later, is also unknown.

IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this tanker as having a ‘green’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 29% (07-MAY-18), compared to the fleet average 34.8%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.
Red: Poorest performing; Amber: Average value; Green: Good indicator.

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