Aframax tanker explosion, fire, 2 died, 8 injured

Fire erupted in boiler room of Aframax tanker LR2 POSEIDON on Jan 28 in Tuzla Ship Repair Yard, where tanker was undergoing maintenance repairs. Fire was preceded by an explosion which injured 8 workers, and killed 2. Fire said to be extinguished in a short time. Several engines were deployed.
Crude oil tanker LR2 POSEIDON, IMO 9378632, dwt 109996, built 2009, flag HK, manager CIDO SHIPPING HK CO LTD (EQUASIS).

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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.