CORSAIR - IMO 9689926
|Photographer:||lappino [View profile]||Title:||CORSAIR||Added:||Oct 06, 2015|
|Captured:||June 14, 2014||IMO:||9689926||Hits:||3,296|
|Location:||Busan, Korea (South)|
|Huge fire that happened on April 21, 2014, left the bow part of this LPG tanker heavily damaged. Pictured here is one of the tanks, since moved to "Pal Pal" breaking yard in Busan for scrapping. In fire accidents like this, it is the tank insulation that is usually responsible for casualties, as it emits great quantities of toxic fumes when heated or burned. Category of the photo got me thinking: "Corsair" was a vessel under construction, and this part here is destined to be scrapped; I am going with "casualty".
Info on accident:
|Vessel type:||Lpg Tanker|
|Gross tonnage:||48,000 tons|
|Summer DWT:||51,620 tons|
|Last known position:|
|26°5’19.65” N, 79°21’4.69” W|
|Speed, course (heading):|
|17.3kts, 46° (51°)|
|Arrival:||25th Mar 2019|
|5 days 22 hours ago|
|Source:||AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)|
|2018 September 3rd, 16:00:18 UTC||Qaums|
|2018 April 16th, 22:30:29 UTC||Bolivar Roads|
|2018 April 9th, 15:00:10 UTC||Cristobal|
|2018 April 7th, 10:00:47 UTC||Balboa >panama<|
|2018 March 15th, 23:25:06 UTC||Chiba >japan<|
|2018 March 11th, 06:00:14 UTC||Sendai >japan<|
|2018 March 8th, 23:00:27 UTC||Chiba >japan<|
|2018 March 8th, 23:00:07 UTC||L|
|2018 February 13th, 22:30:54 UTC||S/bound Transit|
|2018 February 13th, 14:00:45 UTC||Cristobal||
Photo Comments (3)
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Hi Vlad...Yes, that foam insulation is indeed very toxic when heated as I know from my refrigeration days.
It is easy to inject though & fills every nook & cranny extremely well, which is the need for it of course.
As with most things, when cost is put above other considerations there is inevitably a severe disadvantage.
Thanks for your comment, Patagualino. When I first saw this tank some year and a half ago, I had no idea what it was. But I saw a bow section of the hull next to it, with her name still visible. Understandably, her owner requested to completely renew the affected part, including the tank.
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A most interesting photo.....Certainly one of the weirdest for a long time.
Interesting explanation too. Sadly, there were human casualties though.
Thanks for posting.
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