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Explosion on OSV Costal Jaguar at HPCL Vizag Kills One Worker

Logistic News - Published on Wed, 14 Aug 2019

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A person was killed and another went missing after a massive fire broke out in an offshore support vessel named Coastal Jaguar, hired by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, on Monday, following a loud explosion on board the vessel. The VPT marine department was alerted about the accident around 11.25am and deployed four craft Sea Lion Agile, Sea Lion Sentinel, Sardar Patel and Fire Float for rescue operation. According to VPT, 13 of the crew were injured and shifted to hospital and six were rescued unhurt.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, but sources said a cylinder pipe caught fire, while police sources said it might be an explosion of fuel tank. The vessel had gone to Single Point Mooring for maintenance work. The accident took place while the work was being carried out.

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Wed, 14 Aug 2019
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