3 September 2019






1 min

An accident killed two shipbreaking workers and injured 13 others while they were scrapping the container ship CSL VIRGINIA at Ziri Subedar Shipbreaking Yard in Chattogram, Bangladesh, last Saturday, August 31st.

Eyewitnesses said that a heavy cable had collapsed on the container ship and struck 15 workers at once. Two were killed instantly while the remainder were severely injured and were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Local authorities have since ordered the temporary closure of the Ziri Subedar yard as part of an investigation into the mishap.

The container ship CSL VIRGINIA was sold for scrapping last February after she suffered severe damage in a collision with the Tunisian flagged ropax ULYSSE in the Mediterranean off Corsica on October 7, 2018. The incident caused more than 500,000 litres of heavy fuel oil to spill from the container ship’s fuel tanks into the sea.

Images are back to 1 st April, 2017 leaving Valletta, Malta from Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd.

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