Suezmax crude oil tanker fire killed Chief Engineer, injured two

Fire erupted in superstructure of Suezmax tanker MAHARAJA AGRASEN at night Apr 13 in Mumbai, India, shortly after arrival from Saudi Arabia with cargo of crude oil. Chief Engineer died in fire, Second Engineer and motorman suffered burns and were taken to hospital. Understood fire started in engine room, but no details yet available, to assess fire extent and ship’s damages. Tanker was taken out of Mumbai harbor and anchored at outer anchorage, at 1000 UTC Apr 16 she was still at anchor. No SAR ships and tugs nearby, meaning that there’s no fire on board, presently.

IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this tanker as having a ‘green’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 33% (19-FEB-18), compared to the fleet average 35%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.
Red: Poorest performing; Amber: Average value; Green: Good indicator.

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