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Search continues for 2 missing seamen after oil tanker explosion in Hong Kong

FIREMEN in Hong Kong are continuing their search for two missing crew members following an explosion on board an oil tanker in Hong Kong in which one person died and four other injured

Search continues for 2 missing seamen after oil tanker explosion in Hong Kong

FIREMEN in Hong Kong are continuing their search for two missing crew members following an explosion on board an oil tanker in Hong Kong in which one person died and four other injured

09 January 2019 - 19:00

FIREMEN in Hong Kong are continuing their search for two missing crew members following an explosion on board an oil tanker in Hong Kong in which one person died and four other injured.

Twenty-two crewmembers were rescued after they jumped into the sea as fire engulfed the ship and black smoke billowed into the sky.



The Aulac Fortune, registered in Vietnam, was travelling from Dongguang in China to Thailand when it stopped in Hong Kong waters for refuelling.



The explosion happened when the Vietnamese oil and chemical tanker was preparing for an oil refill from a local barge anchored next to it. It caught fire following explosions as the crewmembers were connecting pipes and preparing to refuel near Lamma Island.



There have been no reports on any oil spills, but the 17,000-tonne, 144-metre-long tanker, is listing 30 degrees.


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