Shipping Company Confirms Two Casualties from VLCC Explosion Off Oman

The Shipping Corporation of India has confirmed two casualties as the result of an explosion on one their VLCCs off the coast of Oman on Tuesday. In an update issued Wednesday, the company reported that the situation on board the MT Desh Vaibhav is "totally under control" and the vessel continues to be under full command. All personnel who had abandoned ship have returned … [Read more...]

Indian VLCC Suffers Explosion Off Oman

Update: SCI Confirms Two Casualties from VLCC Explosion A VLCC belonging to the Shipping Corporation of India suffered an explosion in a cargo tank on Tuesday off the coast of Oman, the company has confirmed.  The vessel, named Desh Vaibhav, was underway to Fujairah, UAE when the explosion took place at around 0935 hours, the company said.  A stock exchange … [Read more...]