6 Injured in a Blast Involving Pilot Boat and LPG Tanker

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Six people were injured on Friday, December 14, in what has been described as an explosion on board a pilot boat anchored next to an LPG tanker Gas Infinity, around 5 nautical miles from Pulau Sialu, Johor, Malaysia.

According to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, four pilot boat crewmen and two tanker crewmen sustained burns in the incident and were taken to the hospital.

Both vessels sustained damages, the extent of which is yet to bee determined.

As informed, the cause of the explosion is being investigated.

Based on the data from VesselsValue, the 1997-built LPG carrier, featuring 78,462 cbm capacity, is owned by Chinese Kunlun Holdings.

The market value of the ship is set at USD 15.02 million.

World Maritime News Staff

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