Explosion and fire on bunker tanker, S-Petersburg

Boiler exploded in engine room of bunker tanker KEILA, moored alongside reefer BALTIC PEARL, which is docked at S-Petersburg port, Russia, at 0730 Moscow time Oct 9. Explosion was followed by fire in funnel area. at the time of an accident, reefer was receiving bunker fuel from tanker. Fire was extinguished by tanker and reefer crews, no injures reported.
Bunker tanker KEILA, IMO 8845250, dwt 1215, built 1975, flag Russia, owner Baltstar.
Reefer BALTIC PEARL, IMO 9008732, dwt 10713, built 1991, flag Bahamas, manager BALTIC REEFERS LTD, Russia.



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