LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
Powered by cricketnext logo
»
1-min read

Indian Oil Tanker Suffers Explosion off Oman, 3 Crew Missing

The shipper says one crew member suffered burns in the blast and was evacuated by helicopter. It says the Omani navy and other ships responded to the fire.

Associated Press

Updated:August 15, 2018, 1:11 PM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
Indian Oil Tanker Suffers Explosion off Oman, 3 Crew Missing
Image for representation only. (Photo: Getty Images)
Loading...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: An Indian shipping company says one of its crude oil tankers suffered an explosion off the coast of Oman and three of its sailors are missing.

The Shipping Corporation of India says the explosion struck the MT Desh Vaibhav on Tuesday in the Gulf of Oman while it was en route to Fujairah on the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates.

The shipper says one crew member suffered burns in the blast and was evacuated by helicopter. It says the Omani navy and other ships responded to the fire.

A subsequent stock disclosure filed by the shipper said: "The fire has been extinguished and the ship is fully manned and operational."

The company did not identify the nationalities of the missing. A company spokesman declined to comment Wednesday.

Catch the Biggest Newsmakers and the Biggest Newsbreaks on CNN-News18, your favourite English TV news channel. Keep watching CNN-News18 at just 50 Paise per Month. Contact your cable /DTH operator Now!
*Rental / capacity fee of Rs.130/- as charged by cable / DTH operator may apply. **GST extra.

| Edited by: Ahona Sengupta
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results