Tanker hit by devastating explosion, Vietnam Sep 07, 2020 at 07:47.
Product tanker TRUNG THAO 36 BLC suffered a devastating explosion in portside cargo tanks midship area in the morning Sep 7, while waiting for permission to enter Dung Quat port, Quang Ngai, central Vietnam. Some of 12 crew were thrown overboard by the blast. 1 crew went missing, 11 were rescued. Fire after explosion was extinguished by SAR and tug boats in about an hour. Tanker is in ballast, so no doubt fumes from cargo tanks residues exploded.TRUNG THAO 36 BLCIMO number:
574012709Name of the ship:
TRUNG THAO 36 BLCFormer names:
TRUNG THAO 36BLC (2019, Vietnam)
TRUNG THAO 36 BLC (2019, Vietnam)
TRUNG_THAO_36_BLC (2013, Vietnam)
TRUNG _THAO_36_BLC (2013, Vietnam)Vessel type:
Oil tankerOperating status:
14 mYear of build:
DUONG XUAN SHIPYARD - HAIPHONG, VIETNAMClassification society:
VIETNAM SHIPPING REGISTERHome port:
TRUNG THAO SEA & RIVERS TRANSPORT - HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAMManager:
TRUNG THAO SEA & RIVERS TRANSPORT - HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAMDescription:
TRUNG THAO 36 BLC is a Oil tanker built in 2012 by DUONG XUAN SHIPYARD - HAIPHONG, VIETNAM. Currently sailing under the flag of Vietnam. Formerly also known as TRUNG THAO 36BLC, TRUNG THAO 36 BLC, TRUNG_THAO_36_BLC, TRUNG _THAO_36_BLC. It's gross tonnage is 1599 tons.