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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

NEWS: Inland storage vessel M/T Alpsray explodes

Inland storage vessel M/T Alpsray exploded on Tuesday the 29th March 2011

The German inland storage tanker m/t Alpsray 1,125 gt built in 1954 exploded at the BP refinery Lingen. The ship had 900 tons super benzol on board.

The vessel sank after various explosions at a water depth of 3.5 metres. The accident happended during loading works. Large amounts of oil leaked out. The crew of 5 managed to escape. The fire rescue service were able to get the blaze under control.

source: seanews

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