In an update Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) has confirmed two seafarers have died following Tuesday morning’s explosion onboard the Desh Vaibhav VLCC off Oman. Another crewmember is being treated for burns at a hospital in Muscat.
The ship will soon make for a nearby port where it will be assessed for damage and repairs.
Some pictures which have appeared on social media show a giant hole in the deck of the tanker. There have been no reports yet of pollution.
Investigations into how the explosion happened are just getting underway.