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Ethylene carrier catches fire at Sinopacific yard

A 17,000 cu m ethylene carrier under constriction at Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering’s Qidong Fengshun Shipyard caught fire yesterday.

The local fire department sent more than ten fire trucks and managed to put the fire out in two hours.

According to local media, the ship was in the final stage of construction.

An official at Sinopacific Offshore told Splash that the shipyard is still assessing the damages and declined to offer more information on the ship.

Sinopacific Offshore received orders for four 17,000 cu m ethylene carriers from Odfjell Gas in October 2013. Deliveries were scheduled between October 2015 and May 2016.

Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering was taken over by CIMC Enric, an affiliate company of China International Marine Containers (CIMC) in August 2015.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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