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Tanker accident in Omanholmen: Live updates



All 21 crew members of the Panamanian ship Kokuka Courageous one of two ships reportedly beaten in the Oman Gulf on Thursday, abandoned his ship, the Singapore-based company Bernard Schulte Shipping Management (BSM)

The second ship involved in the event is "Front Altair", which was on fire on Thursday morning.

One of the seamen on board was injured in the incident. ] The incident is being investigated by the UK's Marine Trade Transactions (UKMTO), a maritime safety division management managed by Britain's Royal Navy.

Here is the complete statement:

BSM Ship Management (Singapore) has launched a full-scale emergency after a security incident on board our managed products transporting Kokuka Courageous in Omanholmen earlier today (June 13, 2019).
The ship's 21 crew left the ship after the incident aboard which resulted in the stomach to the ship's hull board side.
The master and crew abandoned the ship and were quickly rescued from a lifeboat by the nearby ship Coastal Ace.
A crewman from Kokuka Courageous was slightly injured in the incident and received first aid on board the coast.
Kokuka Courageous stays in the area and has no risk of sinking. The load of methanol is intact.
The top priority of BSM is the well-being of the 21 crew on board our controlled ship. The coast is nearby at a safe distance from Kokuka Courageous.
The ship is located about 70 nautical miles from Fujairah and about 14 nautical miles from Ireland's coast.
The coastal waiter is now waiting for instructions from the British marine trade which responds to the incident.
BSM Ship Management closely monitors the situation in Omanholmen and will issue another statement when we have actual information.


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