Toxic gas kills three Vietnamese crew off Malaysia

Toxic gas kills three Vietnamese crew off Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur: Five Vietnamese crew have reported to have been exposed to toxic gas onboard the bulk carrier Hiram in Pengerang waters, off Malaysia.

Three crew died and another two were injured having inhaled poisonous gas while working in an enclosed space on the ship. Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has taken the two injured crew members to hospital for treatment, after receiving an emergency call from the ship.

The vessel was en route to India from Bintulu Sarawak and was to call Pengerang for bunkering.

Local authorities have started investigations into the cause of the incident.

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1 Comment

  1. Andrea
    July 15, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Pericoli quando si lavora in spazi confinati senza gli adeguati dispositivi di protezione.