Indian oil tanker suffers explosion off Oman, three crew missing

Indian oil tanker suffers explosion off Oman, three crew missing

4:31 AM, 16th August 2018
A subsequent stock disclosure filed by the shipper said: “The fire has been extinguished and the ship is fully manned and operational.” (Representational/File photo)
A subsequent stock disclosure filed by the shipper said: “The fire has been extinguished and the ship is fully manned and operational.” (Representational/File photo)

DUBAI, UAE: An Indian shipping company said one of its crude oil tankers suffered an explosion off the coast of Oman and three of its sailors are missing.

The Shipping Corporation of India said the explosion struck the MT Desh Vaibhav in the Gulf of Oman while it was en route to Fujairah on the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates.

The shipper said crew member suffered burns in the blast and was evacuated by helicopter. It said the Omani navy and other ships responded to the fire.

A subsequent stock disclosure filed by the shipper said: “The fire has been extinguished and the ship is fully manned and operational.”

The company did not identify the nationalities of the missing. A company spokesman declined to comment.

© Associated Press

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