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3 crew injured by chem leak, medevaced from tanker

Three crew members of chemical tanker STELLAR ORCHID were medevaced by helicopter in the morning Jul 28 off Kaohsiung, Taiwan, with chemical burns, and transported to hospital, there’s no danger to their lives, all three are of Myanmar nationality.

Tanker is en route from Korea to Malaysia, with a short call at Taichung, Taiwan, on Jul 25.

What happened and caused chemical leak which injured crew, is unknown. Latest AIS records are dated Jul 26, when tanker was abeam of Kaohsiung, so how come tanker was still off Kaohsiung 2 days later, is also unknown.

Chemical tanker STELLAR ORCHID, IMO 9594157, dwt 12571, built 2011, flag Marshall Islands, manager MOL CHEMICAL TANKERS PTE LTD, Singapore.

SOURCE: Maritime Bulletin

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