[Watch] Container Explosion Kills 3


A container explosion killed three seafarers and injured one at the Port of Crotone, Italy, on 31 August, reports India Shipping News.

Container explosion

The accident occurred on working deck of offshore supply ship ASSO, reportedly inside a container during welding operations. The vessel was about to set sail for Malta. Immediately local land fire teams and tug were deployed, and the fire was extinguished in two hours.

According to the rescue team, a fourth seafarer from the vessel was taken to hospital with serious injuries, while a fifth was rescued and reported to be in a state of confusion. No other seafarers were reported missing.

An investigation has already started to identify the causes of the accident. The welding machine and all the technical components that may be useful for the investigations have been seized.

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Source: India Shipping News