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Russia: Boiler in bunker tanker explodes at St. Petersburg op

10 Oct 2018

Bunkering operations between the bunker tanker Keila (IMO 8845250) and reefer Baltic Pearl (IMO 9008732) at the big port of St. Petersburg was interrupted by a boiler explosion from the fuel delivery vessel on Tuesday (9 October) 0730 Moscow time.

“During fuelling under the flag of the Bahamas Baltic Pearl, a boiler exploded and a fake pipe ignited on the Keila tank,” said the Russian news agency TASS quoting a report from Rosmorrechflot, the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport at Russia.

The explosion caused a fire onboard the bunker tanker, which was extinguished by crew; no injuries or fuel spill occurred from the incident.

The Keila was towed away after the event and Rosmorrechflot inspectors have started an investigation of the incident.

Photo credit: MarineTraffic / Anton Haas
Published: 10 October, 2018


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