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Explosion of 10,000 tons oil tanker in Hong Kong, 7 people were injured

The Hong Kong government’s Flight Services Authority said the incident happened about 300km east of Hong Kong at around 4pm on April 16.

The ship in trouble, named Chuang Yi, registered in Panama, is 110m long, with a tonnage of 9,995 tons.

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After being informed of the incident, Hong Kong authorities dispatched a fixed-wing aircraft and two helicopters to participate in the rescue work. The sailors in distress were then transported to the hospital.

The fire on board was brought under control.

According to SCMPOf the six sailors injured, three were seriously injured and three were slightly injured.

The cause of the incident has not yet been determined. It is not clear how many sailors were on board at the time of the explosion. It is also not known whether an oil spill occurred after the explosion because of limited visibility at night.

According to train tracking apps, Chuang Yi is on his way to Taiwan. This tanker is now 22 years old.

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