Avance Newbuilding Catches Fire

The newbuilding H1071, Avance Gas’ very large gas carrier (VLGC), currently under construction at Jiangnan Changxing Heavy Industry, in China caught fire earlier today.

It took firefighters over three hours to tackle the blaze and put it out completely. Fortunately no casualties or injuries have been reported in the incident.

So far there is no confirmation whether the fire will delay delivery of the vessel that was originally scheduled for October 2014.

The investigation into the cause and extent of the damages is underway.

 

World Maritime News Staff, April 9, 2014

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