Capesize bulk carrier explosion, 3 injured, medevaced, UK

Bulk carrier GREAT ASPIRATION suffered an explosion on board, which left three crew with serious burns, requiring medical assistance, in Celtic sea off Lizard, UK. Coastguard was alerted at 1515 UTC Apr 17, but explosion could occur some 2-3 hours earlier, when bulk carrier changed her course and speed. At around 2030 UTC bulk carrier turned to Mount’s Bay, Cornwall, interrupting her voyage from Baltimore USA to IJmuiden Netherlands. Three injured crew were airlifted by helicopter and transferred to hospital in Plymouth. GREAT ASPIRATION was anchored at Mount’s Bay shortly after midnight Apr 18, she resumed sailing at around 0930 UTC Apr 18, heading for Falmouth, apparently under own power.
Most likely, explosion took place in engine room, but there’s no confirmed information yet.

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