Advertisements
Around 10.50 a.m. local time in Ulsan, a mushroom cloud of fire broke out of the 25,000 tons of Stolt Greenland

Shocking moment, a huge explosion on a 25,000-ton oil tanker in South Korea sends a mushroom cloud of fire into the air, leaving 10 wounded

  • At 10.50 a.m. local time a mushroom cloud of fire broke from Stolt Greenland
  • The flames spread to Bow Dalian, under the flag of South Korea, which was nearby
  • Thus & # 39; n 25 were saved from Stolt Greenland and 21 sailors from the Bow Dalian
  • Yet 10 people, most of whom worked at the terminal, were injured
  • Nine were South Korean, including one in critical condition and one from India
Advertisements

In a devastating explosion in a South Korean port, two oil tankers were destroyed by a hell that wounded 10 people, including one fighting for their lives.

Around 10.50 a.m. local time in Ulsan, a mushroom cloud of fire broke out of the 25,000 tons of Stolt Greenland.

The eruption quickly spread from this Cayman Island flag ship to the 9,000-tonne South Korean Bow Dalian flag that was nearby.

About 25 crew members, including Russians and Filipino's, were aboard the Stolt Greenland when it exploded but were saved unharmed, as were the 21 sailors on the Bow Dalian.

Advertisements

Around 10.50 a.m. local time in Ulsan, a mushroom cloud of fire broke out of the 25,000 tons of Stolt Greenland

Around 10.50 a.m. local time in Ulsan, a mushroom cloud of fire broke out of the 25,000 tons of Stolt Greenland

The devastating explosion in a South Korean harbor saw two oil tankers destroyed by hell that wounded 10 people, including one fighting for their lives

The devastating explosion in a South Korean harbor saw two oil tankers destroyed by hell that wounded 10 people, including one fighting for their lives

The devastating explosion in a South Korean harbor saw two oil tankers destroyed by hell that wounded 10 people, including one fighting for their lives

There were 10 people, most of whom worked at the terminal, understood that they have been injured so far

There were 10 people, most of whom worked at the terminal, understood that they have been injured so far

There were 10 people, most of whom worked at the terminal, understood that they have been injured so far

Yet so far 10 people have been injured, most of whom worked at the terminal.

Advertisements

Nine of them were South Korean, including one in critical condition, and the other came from India.

Dramatic photos from the harbor show thick black smoke waving from the ships, while elongated snakes spray water at the flames.

Fire crews tackling the fire have largely extinguished it, the port authorities have said.

An official said: & # 39; The fire is largely extinguished, but we check in the ships if there are still flames or smoke coming out. & # 39;

Any impact on the output of the terminal or the environment appears to be minimal for the time being because the ships were in port for repair, he added.

Advertisements

The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the incident, officials said.

Dramatic photos from the harbor show thick black smoke waving from the ships, while elongated snakes spray water at the flames

Dramatic photos from the harbor show thick black smoke waving from the ships, while elongated snakes spray water at the flames

Dramatic photos from the harbor show thick black smoke waving from the ships, while elongated snakes spray water at the flames

Fire crews tackling the fire (photo) have largely extinguished it, the port authorities have said

Fire crews tackling the fire (photo) have largely extinguished it, the port authorities have said

Fire crews tackling the fire (photo) have largely extinguished it, the port authorities have said

Advertisements

Stolt Tankers, a unit of Stolt-Nielsen listed in Oslo who owns the first ship, expressed concern about the incident.

A statement said: & # 39; The safety of all people on site and the protection of the environment is crucial for business operations & # 39;

The Norwegian Odfjell, who owns the other ship, Bow Dalian, said the ship was towed to safety and the crew was responsible.

Odfjell spokeswoman Anngun Dybsland said: & # 39; One of our crew members is being treated for minor injuries as a result of the fire. & # 39;

Advertisements

. (TagsToTranslate) Dailymail (t) news