26
Thursday
April 2018
1:24 PM IST
News Headlines
Development our only agenda: PM tells Karnataka BJP workers        13 school children killed as train hits school van in UP        24 injured as gas cylinder explodes in Ludhiana        Minor raped at gunpoint in Muzaffarnagar, accused held        Supreme Court judges urge CJI to hold full court on issues plaguing judiciary        Macron urges US to help reinvent multilateralism        Scandal-plagued Madrid leader steps down        MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu bury RCB as CSK chase down 206 to win        Gautam Gambhir steps down as Delhi Daredevils captain, Shreyas Iyer to lead        Prices of energy commodities set to rise by 20 pc this year: World Bank        Parmanu– The Story of Pokhran to Release on 25th May, 2018        Asaram case: Rape victim's father happy to get justice        States like UP, Bihar keeping India backward: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant        Engine of Chennai-bound train derails, no casualties        Asaram found guilty of rape, two co-accused convicted        Watch Video: Thrissur Pooram 2018 off to an amazing start        Mysterious deaths in Pinarayi: Soumya confesses to murder of her children, parents        What led to currency deficiency in India? Facts you must know / Video        Trump admin toughens H1-B visa procedure        Thrissur Pooram 2018: Muthukuda preparations in full swing / Video        
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
Main News
5 killed in blast on ONGC ship under repair at Cochin Shipyard
 
(Kochi, Feb 13, 2018):An explosion and fire on an ONGC drill ship while it was undergoing repair at the Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) left five people dead and seven injured today, the CSL said.

The explosion occurred in a front tank of the ONGC vessel Sagar Bhushan at 9.15 am. It could have been due to "gas consolidation (inside the tank)", CSL chairman and Managing Director Madhu S Nair said, citing immediate reason for the blast.

He, however, said that the exact reasons would be known only after a detailed investigation.

Firefighters were called in and 12 persons were immediately evacuated from the ship following the blast and admitted to various hospitals.

In a statement, the CSL said that five people died and seven were injured in the fire incident.

The condition of one person who suffered 45 per cent burns was serious. Others are out of danger, Nair said.

The CSL said that "at around 0915 today, a phone call was received at CSL informing that there is a gas leakage near the AC compartment area of the ship MODU Sagar Bhushan, undergoing repair in the drydock No 1".

"Immediate instruction was passed on to stop all the hot works. By this time explosion had occurred in the forward area of ship, near to the AC plant. Immediately a fire tender rushed to the ship along with ambulance," it said.

Fire men onboard the ship immediately started firefighting and the fire tender joined them for the fire fighting from the Aft area, it said.

The deceased were identified as CSL senior fireman Unnikrishnan C S, short term contract employee safety assistant Gevin, contract fire watchman K B Jayan and two employees of a contract firm Ramshad M M and Kannan MV, Nair said.

CSL has announced an immediate ex gratia of Rs 10 lakh for the kin of the deceased. All treatment expenses of the injured will be met by the company as per the existing policies, the company said.

"Besides this, all statutory obligations will be followed to support the victims families," Nair told reporters here.

He said CSL has begun a high level internal inquiry into the incident.

Detailed technical investigations will be carried out by DG Shipping and Factories and Boilers Department.

City Police Commissioner M P Dinesh visited the accident site and said those trapped on the ship were evacuated and the situation was under control now.

Police said smoke inhalation is suspected to be the reason for the casualties.

Union minister for road transport and highways, shipping and water resources Nitin Gadkari expressed shock over the loss of lives in blast.

"Shocked by unfortunate blast at Cochin Shipyard... My heartfelt condolences to bereaved families. I have spoken to MD, Cochin Shipyard n asked him to provide all necessary medical support to victims n to initiate immed inquiry with help of concerned agencies (sic)," he tweeted.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan condoled the death of the five persons in the blast.

In a Facebook post, he said directions have been issued to conduct rescue operations and provide urgent medical care to those injured in the blast.

CSL said the vessel had arrived at Cochin Shipyard on December 7, 2017 for drydock repairs.

It was drydocked on January 12, 2018 and it was to be undocked on Feb 28, 2018. The work completion was scheduled by April 7, 2018.

"CSL places health, safety and environment (HSE) as one of its core value in operations," the company said.


Development our only agenda: PM tells Karnataka BJP workers
13 school children killed as train hits school van in UP
Supreme Court judges urge CJI to hold full court on issues plaguing judiciary
Asaram found guilty of rape, two co-accused convicted
Sania to become mother in October
Venkaiah Naidu rejects impeachment notice against CJI
Shiv Sena leader Sachin Sawant shot dead in Mumbai
Sitaram Yechury unanimously re-elected as CPI(M) general secretary
CPM amends resolution to allow 'electoral understandings' with Cong
Loya death: SC says attempts to scandalise judiciary, dismisses pleas
Banks are unable to meet the demand for cash, says ATM industry
Countrywide protests demanding justice in Kathua and Unnao rape cases
Watch Video: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils / Pre-match analysis
Ambedkar statue vandalised in Greater Noida
65th National Awards: Vinod Khanna, Sridevi recognised posthumously, 'Village Rockstars" best film
Unnao rape: CBI takes over probe in 3 cases, detains BJP MLA for questioning
Kamal Hassan 'angry' over Kathua incident
Rahul Gandhi leads midnight candlelight march over rape cases, asks PM to begin 'beti bachao'
Navigation satellite INRSS-1I put into orbit
Supreme Court dismisses plea challenging Chief Justice role in allotment of cases
KERALA NEWS
Watch Video: Thrissur Pooram 2018 off to an amazing start
 (Thrissur, Apr 25, 2018, DG): Hordes of devotees thronged the famous Vadakkunathan temple in  
Mysterious deaths in Pinarayi: Soumya confesses to murder of her children, parents
Thrissur Pooram 2018: Muthukuda preparations in full swing / Video
Varappuzha custody death: Chennithala launches hunger strike for CBI probe
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Macron urges US to help reinvent multilateralism
 (Washington, Apr 25, 2018):French President Emmanuel Macron received a warm, three-minute sta
Scandal-plagued Madrid leader steps down
Trump admin toughens H1-B visa procedure
Armenian Prime Minister resigns amid protests
NATIONAL NEWS
24 injured as gas cylinder explodes in Ludhiana
 (Ludhiana, Apr 26, 2018): A gas cylinder exploded in a labour colony in Giaspura area here th
Minor raped at gunpoint in Muzaffarnagar, accused held
Prices of energy commodities set to rise by 20 pc this year: World Bank
Asaram case: Rape victim's father happy to get justice
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2017 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.