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Two workers die in accident at CSBC yard

Two workers died in an accident at CSBC’s Kaohsiung yard on Saturday afternoon while working on a semi-submersible heavy lift ship under construction at the yard.

According to Kaohsiung City Labor Affairs Bureau, the two men, who worked for a contractor of CSBC, were found dead in a ship cabin after a fire was put out onboard the ship and preliminary investigation shows they died from electric shock while doing arc welding.

The bureau has ordered to remove the arc welder involved in the accident and suspend all work on the vessel until further approval.

CSBC and the contractor have been fined NTW60,000 ($1,980) and NTW30,000 ($990) respectively for mismanagement.

Currently there are four semi-submersible heavylift vessels under construction at CSBC. The vessels, which have been named GPO Grace, GPO Amethyst, GPO Sapphire and GPO Emerald, were ordered by Singapore’s Greenland Petroleum in 2014 and will join the fleet of GPO Heavylift upon delivery in 2017.

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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