Welding accident kills one, injures three

A worker was blown 60 metres to his death on the Indonesian island of Batam. A welding accident resulted in a huge explosion on an old product tanker, Nona tang II, formerly called Istana 5, moored at a port on the island that overlooks Singapore. Three other men were injured in the ensuing inferno.

The Indonesian Coast Guard deployed firefighting vessels to the scene and the 45-year-old ship was eventually doused.


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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