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Ukrainian suffers severe burns from engine room inferno

An engine room fire early Sunday morning resulted in a Ukrainian seafarer being helicoptered off the tanker Basilia with severe burns. The 29-year-old was sent to Nicosia General Hospital where he is now being treated.

The fire took place 17 nautical miles south of Limassol.

The 24-year-old ship’s registered owner according to database Equasis is Ukrainian firm Ocean Seek Maritime.

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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