Chemical tanker explodes near Changzhou on Yangtze River

Chemical tanker explodes near Changzhou on Yangtze River

Chemcial tanker Wan Zhong Si Hao suffered an explosion onboard near Changzhou Port on Yangtze River yesterday.

The explosion triggered a major fire onboard the vessel. Local maritime safety administration sent firefighting vessels to the scene and managed to contain the fire within a few hours.

One crew member suffered a severe injury in the incident and he is now in a stable condition after being sent to local hospital for treatment.

According to local reports, a preliminary investigation suggests that the crews didn’t wear electrostatic prevention clothing in accordance with the safety protocols when unloading the hazardous cargo from the ship.

Jason Jiang

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