Tanker loaded with gasoline suffered explosion and fire, Hai Phong

Product tanker HAI AN 16 suffered explosion in a pump room and consequent fire at around noon Sep 21, while offloading cargo of gasoline at Hai Phong port, Vietnam. Tanker was moved to anchorage to ensure port and city safety, according to latest news and available photo fire was extinguished. Authorities are busy working out a plan to offload some 4000 tons of gasoline from obviously, damaged tanker. Three crew were injured by an explosion, but luckily, not seriously.
Product tanker HAI AN 16, IMO 9600188, dwt 5000, built 2013, flag Vietnam, manager HOANG PHAT SERVICE INVESTMENT, Hai Phong.



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