Six arrested for Fujian Shipping bulker gas leak incident

Six arrested for Fujian Shipping bulker gas leak incident

Shandong Rongcheng Procuratorate has arrested six suspects as investigations continue into a carbon dioxide leak incident which occurred on the bulker Jin Hai Xiang last month.

The incident happened when the vessel was under repair at Rongcheng Longyan Port, killing  10 crew and injuring another 19.

Preliminary investigations suspect the incident was caused by the misoperation by the third officer of the ship, although full investigations are still ongoing.

The 1994-built, 69,100 dwt Jin Hai Xiang is owned by state-run Fujian Shipping Group, and it docked at Xixiakou Shipyard on May 24 for a 22-day repair and maintenance project.

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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