Report: Fire Erupts at SHI Geoje Yard

A fire erupted at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje, South Korea, on May 17, Yonhap News Agency reports.

The fire was brought under control and there were no casualties, Yonhap cited firefighters as saying.

The blaze reportedly started in air condition equipment at the shipyard at around 10:00 a.m. local time.

As informed, the cause of the fire is under investigation.

World Maritime News contacted SHI for more information on the matter, however, the company is yet to reply.

Earlier this month, six workers died while some 25 workers sustained injuries at the same shipyard after two cranes collided.

Following the latest incident, the country’s Ministry of Employment and Labor ordered SHI to partially halt operations near the site in order to enhance safety.

Korean government also closed the yard after the crane collapse.

World Maritime News Staff

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