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Photographer:lappino [View profile]Title:CORSAIRAdded:Oct 06, 2015
Captured:June 14, 2014IMO:9689926Hits:3,296
Location:Busan, Korea (South)
Photo Category: Scrapyard Ships
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 Identification
Technical Data
Vessel type:Lpg Tanker
Gross tonnage:48,000 tons
Summer DWT:51,620 tons
Length:225 m
Beam:36 m
Draught:12 m

Additional Information
Home port:Nassau
Class society:American Bureau Of Shipping
Build year:2014
AIS Information
Last known position:
26°5’19.65” N, 79°21’4.69” W
Speed, course (heading):
17.3kts, 46° (51°)
Arrival:25th Mar 2019
16:00:03 UTC
Last update:
5 days 22 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 September 3rd, 16:00:18 UTCQaums
2018 April 16th, 22:30:29 UTCBolivar Roads
2018 April 9th, 15:00:10 UTCCristobal
2018 April 7th, 10:00:47 UTCBalboa >panama<
2018 March 15th, 23:25:06 UTCChiba >japan<
2018 March 11th, 06:00:14 UTCSendai >japan<
2018 March 8th, 23:00:27 UTCChiba >japan<
2018 March 8th, 23:00:07 UTCL
2018 February 13th, 22:30:54 UTCS/bound Transit
2018 February 13th, 14:00:45 UTCCristobal
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Patagualino on Oct 08, 2015 14:35 (3 years ago)
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.
lappino on Oct 07, 2015 18:17 (3 years ago)
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.


Patagualino on Oct 07, 2015 14:08 (3 years ago)
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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