Two Dead in Tank Inspection Accident in Shenzhen

Two men died and one is receiving hospital treatment for hypoxia in Shenzhen after reportedly succumbing to oxygen starvation in a tank of the China-flagged tanker Jin Wang You 9 on September 7, according to local media.

Two crewmen of the 2,000 dwt tanker, anchored at the Port of Shenzhen, reportedly went to check up on one of their colleagues who was previously tasked with inspecting the forepeak tanker and did not return.

After two of the crew members who went to check up on their colleague did not return either, another crewman called the Shenzhen Maritime Rescue Center.

The rescue crews pulled out the three crewmen, one of whom was showing no signs of life, while the other two were rushed to a local hospital. Unfortunately, one of the men died while in hospital.

The 1988-built Jin Wang You 9 was reportedly carrying aviation oil from Huizhou to Shenzhen.

The Shenzhen Maritime Bureau has set up an investigation team to look into the causes of the accident.

World Maritime News Staff