Product tanker explodes in Vietnam dry dock

Six workers were badly burnt during an explosion onboard a product tanker at a dry dock in Hai Phong, Vietnam on Friday, reports say.

The blast occurred on deck of 2,794 dwt Toan Thang 68 Alci. Workers were reportedly cleaning its cargo tanks while steel cutting work was being performed nearby.

The vessel is managed by Vietnam’s Dong Nam A Petroluem and is state-owned, according to Equasis.

Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.
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