A China Shipping Tanker-owned product tanker caught fire off Dayangshan Island, Shanghai, on 3 August, killing one crew member and injuring five others, announced the Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration.
Ye Chi, ferrying 29,000 tonnes of diesel from Jinshan, Shanghai, to Singapore, was sailing 8.8 n miles off Dayangshan Island when fire broke out in its accommodation area.
There were 25 crew members on board the 46,000 dwt tanker.
The fire was completely put out at 03:28 h local time on 4 August.
China Shipping Industry (Jiangsu)-built Ye Chi was delivered to China Shipping Tanker in November 2011..
In July China Shipping Tanker’s Bai Chi sank after colliding with cargo carrier Jiang Xia Xiang at Wusongkou, Shanghai.