An oil tanker has exploded as it was planning to depart a port in Bangkok, killing a person person and injuring yet another three staff.

Thai officers say the tanker, Sleek Sea 2, exploded at IRPC Port on Suksawat 45 Highway in Phra Pradaeng district following unloading its cargo to the oil terminal.

Royal Merchant Navy reviews that the tanker arrived at Bangkok from Rayong in the night on 8 March, with cargo of gasoline and diesel oil. Fireplace services took all-around an hour to carry the blaze below control.

According to neighborhood reviews, IRPC chief executive officer Chavawalit Tippawanich reported the oil tanker belonged to a contractor dependable for transporting diesel and petrol from IRPC’s refinery in Rayong province to its storage facility in Phra Pradaeng, Samut Prakan, in close proximity to Bangkok.

The 1983-built Thailand-flagged, 1,989gt Sleek Sea 2 is owned and managed by Easy Sea Co Ltd of Bangkok, Thailand.

Visuals and online video courtesy of Royal Merchant Navy

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