Asphalt Tanker “An Tai Jiang”

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Fire accident caused by crank case explosion on Hong Kong registered asphalt tanker “An Tai Jiang”@1230 local time, 9 January 2009.

  • Crankcase explosion resulted with fire spread from engine room into crew accommodation and burnt out the combustible materials in its path causing serious damage.
  • The accident resulted in 3 fatalities.
  • Problem existed in the main engine and its lubrication system for a long time without attention.
  • Main engine oil mist detector does not show records of regular inspection, maintenance or servicing before the incident.
  • Engine Model: Pielstick 6PC2-5L



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