Bunker explosion kills two in Brazil

A heating unit at a Petrobras depot in Brazil used to treat bunker fuel exploded yesterday, killing two workers. The blast happened in the morning during routine maintenance at the Port of Tubarão, according to BR Distribuidora, the fuels distribution unit of Petrobras.

The fire is the third fatal accident this year at facilities owned by or operated on behalf of Petrobras in Brazil’s Espirito Santo state.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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