May 24, 2024
MARITIME ACCIDENT: How LPG tanker explosion happened in Brazil
– By Godswill Odiong

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LPG tanker FORTE DE SAO MARCOS, docked at Porto de Aratu, Bahia State, Brazil, has exploded, according to FleetMon.

It stated: “LPG tanker FORTE DE SAO MARCOS, docked at Porto de Aratu, Bahia State, Brazil, suffered an explosion in one of the cargo tanks at around noon LT Sep 9.

“Explosion was followed by a lot of white smoke billowing from ship’s cargo area. Understood there was no fire, no injures reported so far, the extent of damages unknown.

“Naval Inspection team said there was only one explosion that occurred during tank’s degassing procedures, and there is no risk of new explosions.”

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