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Two missing in LPG tanker explosion

Two missing in LPG tanker explosion

Nantong: Two seafarers are missing after an explosion and fire ripped through a liquefied natural gas carrier sailing from China. The 1995-built, 2,999 dwt, Golden Crux 18, operated by Daiichi Tanker Co, was at the mouth of the Yangtze River when an unexplained explosion ripped through its engine room. According to the Chinese authorities 12 of the ships 14 crew managed to abandon ship safely as fire rage uncontrollably through the vessel. However two Filipino seafarers are missing as a result of the explosion. Of the 12 rescued seafarers 11 were Filipinos and one was a Mynamar national. The Panama-flagged vessel was sailing from Nantong to South Korea at the time of the explosion. [06/04/10]

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