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Indian Oil Corp’s oil tanker catches fire off Sri Lanka #Tanker #Oil #India #SriLanka

Boatfire Alert

Naval vessels and aircraft are conducting rescue efforts off Sri Lankan coast after a very large crude carrier (VLCC) chartered by the Indian Oil Corp (IOC) caught fire. The fully loaded vessel, identified as New Diamond, was on its way to Paradip from Mina Al Ahmadi in Kuwait when the incident took place.

According to Srilankan navy officials, the ship is ablaze about 20 nautical miles off the east coast of the country close to Colombo. “The Sri Lanka air force has scrambled an observation aircraft and the navy has sent in two ships to help with rescue efforts,” Commander Ranjith Rajapaksa of the Sri Lankan navy said.

Various reports claimed that Sri Lanka’s Marine Protection Authority assured steps will be taken to prevent any possible oil leak from the tanker which is carrying 270,000 tonnes of oil.

There is yet to be any comments from the part of IOC or Kuwait Petroleum Corp regarding the incident.

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STORM DENNIS UPDATE: STORM DENNIS CLAIMS SECOND VICTIM NEAR MARGATE HARBOUR, KENT #StormDennis #SevereAlert #tanker #coastguard #margate #kent #uk

Storm Alert

The body of a man who fell overboard a tanker in rough seas has been found near Margate Harbour.

A body was found in the water at about 1pm after a seven-hour search in what the coastguard said were “very rough seas”.

Lifeboats were looking up to eight miles out to sea, while coastguard crews searched the shoreline.

The news comes after a teenage boy tragically died in rough seas off the coast of Herne Bay, Kent.

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#UK #SpecialForces #SBS #SpecialBoatService Are On Standby Re: Seized #OilTankers

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Four dead in explosion in South Korean shipyard

Rescue members search for victims after an explosion at an STX Offshore and Shipbuilding plant in the south-eastern city of Changwon, on Aug 20, 2017.PHOTO: AFP
An explosion in a shipyard in South Korea owned by STX Offshore & Shipbuilding killed four workers on Sunday (Aug 20), the country’s fire department said.
The department did not give the cause of the blast. South Korean media reports said a tank exploded in a ship under construction.
The four men, aged in their 30s to 50s, were painting the ship in the yard in Jinhae, an industrial hub on the country’s southeast coast, an official from the National Fire Agency said. “No additional injuries were reported,” the official said.
The ship is intended to carry about 74,000 tons of oil, and to be delivered to a Greek buyer in October.
On May 1, a crane collapsed at shipyard of Samsung Heavy Industries, killing six people and injuring more than 20.
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