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DSME Told to Stop Work on LPG Ships After Fatal Fire

Mike Schuler
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November 11, 2015

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The Korean Government has ordered Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering to halt work on five LPG carriers under construction at DSME’s Okpo shipyard after a fire killed one worker and injured seven others, South Korean media reports.

The fire broke out Tuesday in a tank of an 85,000-ton liquified petroleum gas carrier under construction at the shipyard. In a similar incident in August, two shipyard workers died and seven were injured when a fire broke out on another 84,000-ton LPG carrier that was also under construction.

According to South Korea’s Yonhap News, DSME was told to stop work on the ships by the Korean government’s Ministry of Employment and Labor.

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