Three crew are missing and another has been helicoptered to hospital suffering burns after an Indian VLCC in ballast caught fire on Tuesday morning off Oman.
The Desh Vaibhav, belonging to Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), suffered an explosion while en route from India to Fujairah, and in the panic that followed four crew jumped overboard.
SCI has issued a statement stating that the fire in the cargo tank has been subdued and a salvage tug is en route to cool the ship’s tanks.
This is supposedly pic of desh vaibhav with 2C exploded. pic.twitter.com/zcoLgg9t6L
— Saurabh Rathore (@saurabhrathore) August 14, 2018