At 16:30 on September 27,Panama-flagged Ro-Ro ship "SANG SHIN" leaked carbon dioxide at the terminal of a shipyard in Changtu, Daishan. The incident caused 3 deaths and 2 people are still under treatment.
According to the report of Daishan Emergency Management Bureau, the shipowner carried out the fire alarm system inspection on its own according to the requirements of the ship's classification society before sailing. Due to the foreign crew's operating errors during the inspection, the carbon dioxide gas in the engine room leaked. The details of the accident are under further investigation.
The accident ship "SANG SHIN", IMO: 9073701, with a deadweight tonnage of 16,718DWT, was built in 1994. According to information on Marinetraffic, the owner of the ship is NIPPON YUSEN KAISHA (NYK). According to AIS, the ship departed from the port of Aqaba port in Jordan on August 13 and arrived at Changtu Island in Zhoushan on September 18.
Source: Sarah Yu,XINDE MARINE NEWS
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