LPG carrier blaze kills one, injures 15

A seafarer died and another 15 were hospitalised last night after a fire broke out on the Malta-flagged LPG carrier Syn Zania, which was moored at a port in Turkey.

The fire started at 11pm last night while the ship was offloading a cargo at a SOCAR facility in the port of Aliaga. The fire was put at 2am this morning and cooling operations are continuing. An investigation into the accident is set to be launched today.

The 11-year-old ship, owned by Naples-based Synergas, was badly damaged in the fire.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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