Vessel loaded with fuel engulfed in flames, Vanuatu VIDEO

Fire erupted on board of landing craft WESTERN STAR and soon engulfed the vessel, on Aug 17 at South West Bay on Malekula island, Vanuatu. Pacific Energy has hired the vessel, Western Star to transport fuel to its clients in the islands. WESTERN STAR was loaded with fuel – understood in barrels. Fire is considered to be major, tug and emergency response teams are deployed. Preliminary reports say there are no signs yet of oil spill, vessel’s hull seems to remain intact. Three people were injured, one of them has been hospitalized.

Landing craft WESTERN STAR, charterer Pacific Energy, owner Silentworld Shipping & Logistics Vanuatu Limited (Solomon Islands).

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