Explosion in cargo ship engine room, 2 Engineer suffered burns, hospitalized, Black sea

General cargo ship AL HANI in the morning Feb 28 suffered an explosion in engine room while at anchor in Kerch Strait, Black sea, or probably, anchored after accident. Second Engineer was exposed to boiling water and suffered burns, he was taken to hospital in Kerch. The ship continued her voyage to Berdyansk Ukraine on Feb 29, anchored at Berdyansk anchorage on Feb 29. Though accident took place on Feb 28, it has become known only on Mar 2. Though the ship is listed as Togo-flagged and managed by Lebanese company, according to all international databases, Russian media, referring to officials, say it’s a Syrian ship.
General cargo ship AL HANI, IMO 8314433, dwt 6479, built 1984, flag Togo, manager GLOBAL MANAGEMENT & TRADING, Lebanon (EQUASIS).



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.