Explosions and major fire on Aframax crude oil tanker, Indonesia VIDEO

Several explosions reported to occur on board of Aframax crude oil tanker JAG LEELA in the morning May 11, followed by major fire with billowing black smoke. Tanker is drydocked at shipyard Belawan, Medan, Malacca Strait, northern Sumatra, Indonesia, several workers said to suffer burns, they were hospitalized. Unknown number of workers reportedly is trapped inside. Fire reportedly, spread to a nearby vessel. Dozens of fire engines and tugs with water cannons are deoployed, fire understood to be still raging as of 0600 UTC May 11.
Crude oil tanker JAG LEELA, IMO 9173654, dwt 105148, built 1999, flag Indonesia, manager WARUNA NUSA SENTANA PT.



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