Crew members of dive vessel injured in pipeline rupture
Two crew members of the "Ms. Kerci" were injured after a natural gas pipeline ruptured about 25 miles south of Marsh Island. The rupture caused the pipeline to catch fire, and two crew members aboard the vessel were injured and escorted to Houma. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received notification of the rupture and subsequent fire around 8:30 p.m. on Aug 26, 2015, and launched a HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed-wing aircraft crew from Aviation Training Center Mobile to monitor the situation. The fire has since been extinguished. The "Ms. Kerci was working on the pipeline at the time of the rupture. The pipeline's owner, Boardwalk/Gulf South Pipeline Co., sent out a second vessel to repair the ruptured pipeline.
On Aug 25, 2015, the "Poseidon" found the bodies of more than 50 migrants in the hold of a vessel off the coast of Libya. During the operation around 430 migrants were saved. The "Poseidon" was already rescuing 130 migrants from a raft north of Libya's coast when it got a call to assist a nearby wooden ship. The Swedes rescued 439 survivors from the wooden boat then looked for the bodies. The crew had to cut up the deck of the wooden boat to get to the bodies)
in a safe way. The victims probably died of asphyxiation. The corpses were placed in body bags to make sure they didn't come into contact with the survivors. In addition to the 51 dead discovered by the "Poseidon" crew, three women were found dead in another migrant boat and another corpse was found during the 10 rescue operations that were launched the same day.
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Explosion at Petrobras Bunker Fuel Plant Kills Two
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 26 (Reuters) – A heating unit at a Petrobras depot in Brazil used to treat fuel for ocean-going ships exploded on Wednesday, killing two workers, the state-run oil company said in a statement.
The blast and resulting fire broke out about 10 a.m. (1300 GMT) while workers were doing planned maintenance on the heating unit, said the press office of BR Distribuidora SA, the fuels distribution unit of Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as Petrobras is formally known.
The heating unit is used to raise the temperature and reduce the viscosity of bunker fuel, a heavy, sludgy refined petroleum product similar to heating oil. Heating the fuel makes it easier to load aboard ships.
The fire at the naval-fuels depot at the Port of Tubarão near Vitória, Brazil, was brought under control by on-site firefighters and presents no immediate risk to anyone in the vicinity, BR Distribuidora said in a statement. The names of the dead workers were not immediately available, it said.
The fire is the third fatal accident this year at facilities owned by or operated on behalf of Petrobras in Brazil’s Espirito Santo state, the country’s second-highest oil and natural gas producer after neighbor Rio de Janeiro. Combined, the accidents have killed 13 and injured at least 26. gcaptain.com/expl...
The fire at the Daewoo Shipbuilding Yardon Aug 24, 2015, damaged sufficiently two tankers, but the value of the loses was to be estimated at later stage. The local authorities started investigating the accident and checkinh the safety rules and procedures in the shipyard. The ships under construction were with length of 226.00 m, beam of 36.60 m and deadweight of 86,000 DWT. The vessels were with estimated delivery date in second half of 2016 with total value of the project 1.44 billion USD. The accident in Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering’s yard definitely will burden the bad financial situation of the South Korean shipbuilding industry.
Two dockworkers died and seven others were injured after large fire erupted in Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering’s yard in Okpo, South Korea. The situation was classified as serious according to the local authorities and forced evacuation of all workers and engaged several shore firefighting brigades. The accident happened during welder working at VLGC under construction, which caused explosion of gases in the inner compartment and fire in the vessel. The fire spread rapidly to the whole dock and even caught another VLGC under construction, sending huge flames and smoke in the air. The local fire department spent most of the day tackling the blaze and after almost 24 hours succeeded to get control of the fire.
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