Two workers were killed and two injured in a fire accident that happened at Hyundai Heavy Industries’ shipyard in Ulsan on April 21.
The fire broke out on a newbuilding Hull 2657, an 84,000-ton LPG carrier which is being built for Dorian LPG Ltd. The company confirmed the incident saying that the cause of the fire is being investigated and that further details will follow soon.
According to the Ulsan Fire Department, the blaze broke out at 4:04 p.m. (local time) at HHI’s No. 5 dock and was extinguished around 5:33 p.m. Around 60 firefighters and 18 fire trucks were dispatched to tackle the fire.
Out of the two deceased workers, one was found dead on the scene of the accident while the second worker was transferred to a local Ulsan hospital with serious burns and was later pronounced dead.
Local authorities are investigating the cause of the fire and extent of the damage to both shipbuilder and shipowner.
World Maritime News Staff, April 22, 2014