Bunga Alpinia Death Toll Rises to Three

The death toll in the chemical tanker fire in Malaysia has risen to three after two more bodies were recovered from the water not far from the burning tanker. Two crewmembers are sill missing. As we reported yesterday the MT Bunga Alpinia, a 38,000 DWT chemical tanker owned by Malaysian International Shipping Company (MISC), exploded early Thurdsday morning after apparently … [Read more...]

Chemical Tanker Explodes Off Malaysia, Fire Now Threatens Nearby Methanol Silo [UPDATED]

UPDATE (7/27/12): Bunga Alpinia Death Toll Rises to Three Original (7/26/12): An explosion and fire, reportedly the result of a lightning strike, engulfed the Malaysian International Shipping Company (MISC)-owned, 38,000 DWT IMO II chemical/palm oil tanker, Bunga Alpinia, while inport Labuan, Malaysia. The fire broke out at approximately 2.30am (local time) while the vessel … [Read more...]