Bulgarian bulk carrier fire, 1 died 1 hospitalized

One seaman died and another suffered 40% skin burns on Bulgarian bulk carrier BALGARKA at Varna Shiprepair Yard in the morning Oct 28. They’ve been working in fore ballast tank, understood there were explosion and fire. No more details given, most probably there were some fire works, wielding maybe.
Bulk carrier BALGARKA, IMO 9158159, dwt 41327, built 2004, flag Malta, manager NAVIGATION MARITIME BULGARE.



Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.