July 23, 2024
MARITIME ACCIDENT: How Vessel loaded with fuel engulfed in flames in Vanuatu
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– By Godswill Odiong

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By Our Correspondent

A fire erupted on board of landing craft WESTERN STAR and soon engulfed the vessel, on August 17, 2022, according to FleetMon.

It stated: ‘Fire erupted on board of landing craft WESTERN STAR and soon engulfed the vessel, on Aug 17 at South West Bay on Malekula island, Vanuatu. Pacific Energy has hired the vessel, Western Star to transport fuel to its clients in the islands.

“WESTERN STAR was loaded with fuel – understood in barrels. Fire is considered to be major; tug and emergency response teams are deployed. Preliminary reports say there are no signs yet of oil spill, vessel’s hull seems to remain intact. Three people were injured, one of them has been hospitalized.”

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