Explosion occurred on board of general cargo ship OCEAN HARMONY, berthed at Pier 1, Incheon Inner Harbor, at around 2240 Seoul time Sep 23. 42-year old Captain of Chinese nationality died in explosion, the rest of 14 crew left the ship, understood explosion was followed by fire. According to preliminary report, oxygen cylinder exploded.
The ship arrived at Incheon on Sep 22 from China. Ship’s AIS is on, she remains in the same position as of 1510 Seoul time Sep 24.
General Cargo OCEAN HARMONY is currently located at CCHINA – East China Sea at position 28° 22′ 58.8″ N, 121° 57′ 03.6″ E as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2022-09-24 02:53 UTC (9 hours, 15 minutes ago)
The wind in this area at that time blows from Northeast direction at force 4 Beaufort.
The vessel departed from HUANGPU, CN on 2022-09-21 13:12 LT (UTC +8) and is currently sailing at 8.1 knots with Northeast direction heading to TSUSHIMA, JP with reported Estimated Time of Arrival at 2022-09-25 20:00 LT (UTC +8) local time (in 23 hours, 50 minutes)
OCEAN HARMONY (IMO: 9800752) is a General Cargo that was built in 2017 (5 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Panama.
It’s carrying capacity is 8285 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 7 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 99.93 meters and her width is 19.2 meters.
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Sources : Marine Traffic + Maritime Security