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Two dead from explosion on Cido tanker in Turkish repair yard

An explosion onboard aframax tanker LR2 Poseidon, under repair at Turkey’s Tuzla Shipyard, has killed two workers and injured another 10 yesterday.

According to local reports, the explosion came from the ship’s boiler room, which triggered a fire onboard.

A team of firefighters were sent to the scene and managed to put out the fire later in the day. Two workers died at the scene while another ten, suffering different levels of burn injuries, were sent to a hospital for treatment with one of them in critical condition.

The local prosecutor’s office has started investigations into the cause of the incident.

The 2009-built LR2 Poseidon is owned by Hong Kong-based South Korean owner Cido Shipping. AIS information shows the vessel arrived at the shipyard on January 22 from Malta.


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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