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Chemical tanker Sun Wing on fire off Busan, crew evacuated, acid leaking

Busan - Korean chemical tanker SUN WING reported fire on board around 0800 Seoul time Mar 14, vessel was some 80 nm northeast of Busan, Japan sea.

Busan - Korean chemical tanker SUN WING reported fire on board around 0800 Seoul time Mar 14, vessel was some 80 nm northeast of Busan, Japan sea. Korean Coast Guard ships and helicopters were dispatched to the vessel, which was found engulfed in fire.

16 crew (3 Koreans and 13 Indonesians) was evacuated, probably already from life boat or life rafts. 3 of them were delivered to hospital with burns, the rest are safe. Vessel loaded with nitric acid and sulfuric acid is listing portside, some tanks are already breached, with sea water coming into reaction with acid. On photos burning SUN WING.

(Source: Fleetmon)

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