Tanker explosion, 3 crew died, Nakhodka, Japan sea

Explosion occurred on board of bunker tanker ZALIV AMERIKA in cargo tanks or tank at around 0830 LT (UTC +10) Nov 2 in Nakhodka Port waters, near Mys Astafyev Cape, Primorye, Russia, Japan sea. 2 crew were killed by explosion, 1 was thrown overboard and later found dead. There was no fire after explosion. According to insiders posts in social nets, fuel gases exploded in empty cargo tanks, their reports confirmed by local media photos Tanker was towed from explosion site at Nakhodka port entrance to tankers anchorage, AIS is on.
Bunker tanker ZALIV AMERIKA, IMO 8714592, dwt 3302, built 1989, flag Russia, owner NAYADA Co., Nakhodka.



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