Singapore oil tanker hit by explosion caused by 'external source' off Saudi Arabia

A Singapore-flagged oil tanker was hit byan external sourcewhile discharging at the port of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia Monday, owner and operator Hafnia said in a statement.

The incident, which occurred at approximately 00:40 現地時間, 引き起こされた “an explosion and subsequent fire onboard,” 会社は言った, as well as hull damage. It remains unclear at this time what theexternal source” だった.
The Master immediately ceased all discharge operations and enacted emergency procedures onboard,” 追加されたステートメント.
The crew has extinguished the fire with assistance from the shore fire brigade and tug boats, and all 22 seafarers have been accounted for with no injuries. Hafnia saidit is possible that some oil has escaped from the vessel, but this has not been confirmed and instrumentation currently indicates that oil levels on board are at the same level as before the incident.
    Cooling procedures and inerting of cargo space have been started to avoid any more potential fires, while ship stability is being assessed before continuing with any further operations, the company added.
    Inerting is the introduction of a non-combustible gas into a confined space to lessen the risk of fire.
      Hafnia said it has activated its shore-based emergency response team and all relevant authorities have been advised of the incident. “(私たちです) working with them to ensure the ongoing security of the crew, vessel and environment,” 会社は言った.
      Singapore-based Hafnia operates a fleet of 178 vessels and provides transportation of oil and oil productsto leading national and international oil companies, major chemical companies, as well as trading and utility companies,” 声明によると.