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Oil tanker explodes in Thailand

Oil tanker explodes in Thailand

In Thailand, after a fire, an oil tanker Smooth Sea 22 exploded, moving along the Mae Klong River in the Muang region. According to preliminary data, at least one dead and seven missing are reported.

According to the Thai edition of the Bangkok Post, the incident was reported to the local police around 9 am. It is also noted that the ship regularly underwent all the necessary maintenance at a specially equipped shipyard and at the time of the explosion the tanker's tanks were empty.

The material of the publication reports that the sound of the explosion was heard at a distance of several kilometers, and the blast wave was also felt. An hour after the incident, the fire on board the ship was localized and brought under control. The explosion caused damage to several buildings located near the river bank - windows were broken in them. Local authorities are currently conducting a full investigation into the incident.

Earlier it was also reported about the explosion of the oil tanker "Trinity Spirit" off the coast of Nigeria. A ship carrying about 22 barrels of crude product caught fire and sank in the southern Delta region. At the time of the incident, about ten people were on board the tanker.

Unfortunately, such incidents are not uncommon - as a rule, they are caused by a violation of safety regulations and improper technical condition of the vessel.

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  1. voice of reason
    voice of reason 17 January 2023 13: 58
    I wonder whose it is. Nigerian oil also often goes according to black or gray schemes, with reloading at sea, etc.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 17 January 2023 15: 40
      Quote: voice of reason
      I wonder whose it is.

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  2. Buyan
    Buyan 17 January 2023 14: 03
    My condolences to those killed and injured in this accident.
  3. evgen1221
    evgen1221 17 January 2023 14: 31
    Oil is rushing by tankers, they don’t have time to load it into barrels, it’s all hands on deck, the neck is in soap, it’s necessary to mow while it’s a freebie. So something was messed up in the park.
    1. antivirus
      antivirus 17 January 2023 14: 51
      The CIA cuts the tails of counterfeit oil.
      The sanctions are working.
      Who is against?
      Texas needs workers. Republicans are sold for illegal workers, and then the Democrats will give them citizenship
  4. Ivan Ivanov
    Ivan Ivanov 17 January 2023 15: 04
    Well, here it is! Oil tankers should explode when approaching Odessa or wherever fuel and lubricants are being transported.
  5. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 17 January 2023 15: 38
    at the time of the explosion tanker tanks were empty.

    I like to read dilettantes, well, really fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm about the Bremen town musicians.