Four killed in blast at Cochin Shipyard

Four killed in blast at Cochin Shipyard

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5 workers maintain been killed and 12 others seriously injured in an explosion on an ONGC rig that became as soon as under repair on the Cochin Shipyard on Tuesday.

Senior officers stated the blast came about in a ballast tank in the ahead a part of drill ship ‘Sagar Bhushan’, which has been dry-docked on the yard for fair about two months now.

“There became as soon as a minor fire outbreak, which became as soon as introduced under make a choice an eye fixed on straight away, nevertheless thick fumes at some level of the tank marred rescue operations,” an legitimate stated.

Despite Tuesday being a vacation, there maintain been several workers in the put when the blast came about. “The yard has an efficient fire make a choice an eye fixed on mechanism and there maintain been firemen on contract on board the ship under repair. However the replacement of casualties became as soon as extra owing to the indisputable fact that the blast became as soon as internal a tank,” the legitimate stated.

Fire tenders of the Reveal Fire and Rescue Products and services maintain been additionally deployed to manipulate fire and cease rescue operations.

The workers who suffered burn accidents maintain been rushed to a conclude by personal clinic, where the condition of at least 4 became as soon as stated to be serious.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has asked the police and the fire and rescue personnel to lengthen all emergency toughen. He urged hospitals to originate rapid trauma care to the victims of the accident.

ONGC’s assertion

The ONGC drillship, which has been dry docking since December 7, 2017, became as soon as present process an crucial Special See (Hull & Equipment) repairs in Cochin Shipyard as per class requirement. The aim on the support of the incident is being ascertained, the ONGC stated in a assertion on Tuesday.


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