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Explosion onboard U-Ming bulker kills one

A crew member was killed in an explosion incident onboard the 2014-built bulker Cape India on Monday.

The incident happened when the vessel sailing in Indonesian waters to Australia. The vessel’s crew requested medical assistance from Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) as one crew was badly injured in a gas explosion.

Basarnas sent out a rescue team and picked up the crew for emergency medical treatment, however, the team found the victim had been deceased during the return voyage and transferred him to a local hospital near Semayang Port.

The details of the accident remain unknown.

The ship was directed to Balikpapan after the incident and resumed its voyage yesterday.

The ship is operated by Taiwanese owner U-Ming, and the company has launched a full investigation into the incident.


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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