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Watch the moment Stolt tanker exploded into fireball

PortandTerminal.com, October 2, 2019

New video of the horrific Stolt oil tanker explosion was released today by Tradewinds showing the moment the Stolt Groenland oil tanker exploded into a fireball.

The blast, which occurred on September 28th sparked a raging fire that spread to a nearby vessel, leaving 18 people injured.

The 25,000 dwt Stolt Groenland chemical tanker

A new video obtained by Tradewinds shows the moment a Stolt tanker exploded while preparing for a ship-to-ship cargo transfer in Busan, South Korea last weekend.

Stolt Tankers has said the explosion occurred as the ship was berthed at Yeompo Quay in the port of Ulsan, South Korea.

Another tanker, the Bow Dolian, was alongside at the time of blast. Its operator Odfjell said the ships were preparing for ship-to-ship cargo transfer from Stolt Groenland to Bow Dalian and cargo operations had not yet commenced when the explosion occurred.

A video of the blast filmed from a car on the bridge overlooking the incident went viral on social media (see related article below to watch viral video).

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