|Date of accident||:||August 24th, 2015 at around 0900 local time|
|Location||:||Drydock No 8 at Daewoo Shipbuilding Okpo Shipyard in Geoje, South Gyeongsang Province|
|Causalities||:||Two dead and Seven injured|
|Cause for the fire||:||Welding works (in one of the VLGCs)|
Huge plumes of smoke stretched across the shipyard when fire spread rapidly. Firefighters revealed that the sparks from a welding work inside a vessel, as the reason for the major fire accident. The fire engulfed a pair of VLGCs which was under construction, in the dry-dock.
Of the 47 workers present during the incident, 2 died and 7 hospitalised for smoke inhalation.
The ascertainment of the amount of damage caused to the ships and dry-dock is underway.
The accident may incur a substantial financial loss to DSME, which is in financial trouble and facing restructuring.
Source: Seatrade Maritime