Explosion and fire in tanker engine room, 2 dead

Oil gas and air mixture led to explosion with following fire in engine room of tanker VF TANKER 16, berthed in Makhachkala port, Dagestan, Russia, Caspian sea, at around 0420 Moscow time Jun 11. By 1000 Moscow time fire was under control. Reportedly, 2 crew died in explosion, 2 or 3 were hospitalized with burns.

IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this tanker as having a ‘amber’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 40% (11-JUN-19), 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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