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Friendshipgas

Nom
Friendshipgas
Date de l'accident
24/07/2008
Lieu
Greece
Zone du naufrage
Perama shipyard
Zone du déversement
Port/harbour
Cause de l'accident
Explosion, Incendie
Type de navire / structure
Date de construction
1981
Longueur
0
Largeur
0
Tirant d'eau
0
Pavillon
Panamanian

On 24 July 2008, the Panamanian gas tanker was in dock at Perama Shipyard (Greece) for repairs when it suffered an explosion and went on fire. The fire brigade worked for over 4 hours to extinguish the fire and prevent the flames from reaching the neighbouring vessel. 8 crew members were killed, 4 went missing and 4 were injured. In 2007, two people were killed in this same shipyard.

The explosion took place in one of the gas carrier’s bunker tanks during flame welding. Two maintenance workers were arrested following this incident.

Sources:

- EMSA, 2009, Maritime accident review 2008
- Lloyd's list
- Universal Maritime Trade Union 

Last update on 14/10/2009
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