Explosion on board kills Captain
Explosion occurred on board of general cargo ship OCEAN HARMONY, berthed at Pier 1, Incheon Inner Harbor, at around 2240 Seoul time September 23.
The explosion led to the death of 42-year old Captain of Chinese nationality while the rest of 14 crew left the ship. It was learnt that the explosion was followed by fire. According to preliminary report, oxygen cylinder exploded.
The ship had arrived at Incheon on Sep 22 from China. Ship’s AIS is on, she remains in the same position as of 1510 Seoul time Sep 24.
OCEAN HARMONY, a Belize flagged vessel with IMO no: 9254757, was built in 2002. She has a length of 100 metres, a width of 18 metres and a draught average of 6.5 metres as well as an average and maximum speed of 9.4kn and 15.8kn respectively.