July 16, 2024
MARITIME ACCIDENT: Iranian LPG tanker on fire
MARITIME ACCIDENT: Iranian LPG tanker on fire
– By Alison Godswill

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MARITIME ACCIDENT: Iranian LPG tanker on fire

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An Iranian LPG tanker has caught fire in the Persian Gulf, off the Iranian coast, according to FleetMon.

It stated: “Iranian media on Aug 10 report tanker fire in the Persian Gulf off the Iranian coast, assumedly in the engine room. All 22 crew are evacuated, said Assalouyeh Port Authorities.

“Tanker is identified as LPG tanker WHITE PURL, anchored at Pars Special Economic Energy Zone, alerted authorities at 1400 LT Aug 10. Firefighting operation is on, and five tugs are deployed, said Assalouyeh Port officials.

“There are some discrepancies in the story – the tanker is anchored far from Assalouyeh and Pars Special Zone, while Iran says she is in Iranian waters near Assalouyeh.

“Tanker, Iran said, is loaded with some 40,000 tons of LPG, but she can’t carry that much cargo, with her 11,800 dwt. But with that, she’s the only tanker in the area with AIS of for more than 5 hours, as of 1830 UTC Aug 10.”

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