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Monday, December 30, 2013

On sea trial Car Carrier Gravity Highway collided with loaded tanker Maritime Maisie Off Busan

On sea trial Car Carrier Gravity Highway collided with loaded tanker Maritime  Maisie around 0215 LT Dec 29 13, around 9 nautical miles off Busan. 27 crew chemical tanker with 29337 tons of flammable chemicals on board caught fire after collision. All 91 people from both vessels rescued. 16 rescue boats, Navy ships and helicopters were engaged in rescue operation. Authorities said fire was put under control by 1000 LT, firefighting still going on. No chemicals spill reported, Cargo of paraxylene and acrylonitrile around 4000 tons said to burn in the fire.


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