Petrobras Fuel Tank Blast Kills Two Workers

Vitória Terminal

Two workers were killed in an explosion on Wednesday, August 26, at a fuel-unloading terminal used by a unit of Brazil’s oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, the state-run company informed.

The heating unit is used to raise the temperature of bunker fuel facilitating its loading to ocean-going ships.

The two workers, employed by Petrobras Distribuidora, Petrobras subcontractor in charge of fuel distribution, were performing scheduled maintenance when the explosion occurred at the company’s Vitória, Terminal, located in the Tubarão Complex (ES).

Petrobras said that the subsequent fire from the explosion was put out by the emergency personnel adding that there were no risks for the surrounding population of the city of Vitoria, the capital of Brazil’s Espirito Santo state.

As informed, the cause of the explosion is not known and is being investigated by the company’s staff.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Jan 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

APM – ASIA PACIFIC MARITIME 2018

27 years in the making, APM is the premier shipbuilding & marine, workboat and offshore exhibition in Asia trusted by generations of industry professionals.

read more >

Mega Cargo Show 2018

The focus of the event is to bring all connected with cargo fraternity on a single platform…

read more >

Vietship 2018

Vietship is the largest and longest established exhibition in Vietnam featuring all aspect of Shipbuilding, Shipping and Offshore Technology.

Since its first event in 2002, Vietship has become the convergence and platform of advanced technologies regional and worldwide in shipbuilding and ship repair, marine equipment, waterway transportation and services, marine and offshore engineering.

After 16 years of eight consecutive editions, Vietship has affirm itself as an important event in enhancing cooperation and development, attracting investments, exchanging technology and creating ideal opportunities for trade promotion in the international maritime industry.

More info

read more >

LNG Bunkering Summit 2018

The conference will cover the obstacles facing both the shipping and port communities, exploring developments in conversion and new builds…

read more >