Shipping News
1/4/2013

Explosion on CSK Glory off Denmark


Bulk carrier CSK Glory caught fire, caused by explosion near Denmark. The ship was operating between the ports Apendare and Kalundborg, but near the Lyo Island one of the fuel tanks connections in the engine room exploded and started fire. The local authorities sent firefighting tugs, which got control of the fire the tugged the ship to anchorage of Kongensgade. The ship will wait for inspection and repair of the damages in the hull and fuel system. The local authorities started investigation of the accident, as most probably it was caused by technical malfunction. During the accident of the bulk carrier CSK Glory there were no injured people from the crew. However, the engineers who were close to the fire were transported to the local hospital for medical examinations.

The vessel CSK Glory (IMO: 9224776) has length of 289.00 m, beam of 45.00 m and summer draft of 10.00 m. The deadweight of the cargo ship is 173,044 DWT and the gross tonnage is 86,848 GRT. The ship was built in 2002 and operates under the flag of Hong Kong, managed by the Chinese company Tai Chong Cheang Stemship.

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