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Fire on oil tankers at Port of Ulsan, South Korea

Fire on oil tankers at Port of Ulsan, South Korea

A fire that spread across two oil tankers in a South Korean port injured 10 people on Saturday.

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According to report of a coastguard, an explosion occurred on the Stolt Groenland which is a Cayman Island-flagged oil tanker at the southern port of Ulsan at around 10:50 a.m. According to announcement, there were 25 sailors aboard, including Russians, Filipinos and South Koreans. The fire spread to another oil tanker docked nearby, a South Korean-flagged vessel named Bow Dalian, with 21 aboard, the coastguard said.

All of the sailors on both ships were rescued, but 10 people, most of whom were workers at the terminal, have been wounded so far, according to statement of a fire officer. The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the incident, officials stated.

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