Posted on April 25, 2018 by Hannah Berry

Two Chinese crew members have died and two more are injured after a suspected gas leak on board a coal vessel off the coast of Gujarat, India. The men were said to be attempting to fix the gas leak when the accident happened on Sunday 22nd April. 

Hong Kong-flagged vessel, MV Feng Hui Hai, arrived at the Navlakhi outer anchorage to discharge coal cargo from Indonesia.

At around 11:30am, the Navlakhi port officials received a call from the master of the ship seeking medical assistance saying four crew members were injured.

Port authorities immediately coordinated with various agencies and provided a tug. All 4 were taken to hospital but 2 later died from their injuries. 

A police official from Jamnagar Civil Hospital said that the deceased have been identified as Zhang Baohai (55) and Dong Kui (32)

An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the accident. This will be carried out by the Mercantile Marine Department at Kandla.

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