CO2 leak killed 10, injured 19 on board of Panamax bulk carrier, China
Mass CO2 leak occurred during fire suppressing system maintenance works on board of bulk carrier JIN HAI XIANG, at around 1600 LT May 25, at Longyan Port, Weihai, Shandong Province, China, Yellow sea. Disastrous leak killed 10 and injured 19 people, understood both crew and workers. All injured were hospitalized. The ship is docked at Longyan since May 17. Bulk carrier JIN HAI XIANG, IMO 9118824, dwt 69121, built 1994, flag China, manager FUJIAN SHIPPING CO.
My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.