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Kochi merchant ship fire: Crew member succumbs to burns

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

A crew member of a domestic merchant ship that caught fire off the coast here, has succumbed to severe burns.

Doctors at the here declared YogeshK Solanki from Daman and Diudead on arrival last night, a said today.

The ship "MV Nalini" caught fire while being anchored at 14.5 nautical miles southwest off the city last evening.

The vessel had lost power and propulsion, prompting it to send out a request to Navy for evacuation of its crew members.

A here, quoting a message received from the ship with 22 crew members onboard, had said a man in his late 20s had suffered 80 per cent burns.

The situation was brought under control yesterday itself.

The ship is a chemical tanker, and was carrying naphtha.

The Southern Naval command, the and other agencies had made arrangements for the rescue operations.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 12:05 IST