Explosion hits tanker at Basuo Port, at least one fatality

Explosion hits tanker at Basuo Port, at least one fatality

An explosion hit oil tanker Feng Sheng You 8 yesterday while it was loading naphtha at Basuo Port in Hainan, China.

The local fire brigade sent a team of 50 firefighters to the scene and managed to contain the fire and evacuate 16 out of 17 crew members onboard the ship.

One crew member remains missing. Of those crew evacuated, one later died after being sent to hospital, while another three remain in hospital with severe injuries.

The vessel is operated and owned by Guangdong Dongguan Fenghai Shipping.

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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