Two Killed in Tanker Explosion in Germany

At least two people were killed in what has been described as a large explosion aboard an inland tanker berthed in Duisburg, Germany. Local media reports says the blast occurred Thursday morning aboard the German-flagged MT Julius Rütgers at the Meiderich shipyard. The bodies of two workers have been recovered and authorities were searching for a third missing … [Read more...]

Explosion on Bulk Carrier in Brazil – Video Captures Aftermath

Authorities in Brazil are investigating an explosion that reportedly occurred in a cargo hold of a bulk carrier near the port of Paranaguá. The Paranaguá Port Authority says it received a report at about 3 p.m. Monday stating that the Cyprus-flagged MV Akaki had suffered an explosion in one of its cargo holds at the port's anchorage no. 1 in the Bay … [Read more...]

WATCH: Massive Explosions Rock China Port City of Tianjin – UPDATE

  By Sui-Lee Wee and Adam Rose TIANJIN, China, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Two huge explosions tore through an industrial area where toxic chemicals and gas were stored in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin, killing at least 50 people, including at least a dozen fire fighters, officials and state media said on Thursday. (Scroll down for video) At least 700 … [Read more...]

Tanker Blast Kills Two Off Malaysia

Two people were killed and two others injured in an explosion aboard a South Korean LPG tanker off Malaysia. The explosion occurred late Wednesday aboard the tanker DL Calla while underway off the coast of Kuala Terengganu in northeast Malaysia. The vessel was reportedly carrying a cargo of LNG from South Korea to Thailand when the blast occurred. The fire was … [Read more...]