Update at 17:41 on the 8th
A cargo ship explosion occurred in an accident in the waters south of Lamma Island in Hong Kong. It has been confirmed that one person was killed and four people were injured. Marine police and firefighters are still stepping up search and rescue. At present, 23 people have been rescued and the number of missing persons has been changed to two.
Initially, the personnel on board are foreigners, and the specific nationality has yet to be confirmed. Details of the cause of the accident are also subject to further investigation. Some Hong Kong media reported that the cargo ship exploded during the refueling period.
It was also reported that the accident was a small tanker with a load of about 17,500 tons. It was built in 2010 and hoisted the Vietnamese flag. At the beginning of the voyage, the tanker loaded about 6,000 tons of gasoline. Most of the gasoline was shipped to the mainland for unloading before the incident.
8th, 16:02 update
A cargo ship explosion occurred in the waters south of Lamma Island in Hong Kong. One person has been confirmed dead. The fire was fierce and the crew escaped. The police and firefighters rescued 23 people, and 3 people were still missing. According to the on-site reporter, after the cargo ship caught fire, a large amount of black smoke appeared in the accident waters, and the vessel tilted. After the accident, the Hong Kong Fire Services Department dispatched three fireboats and three fireboats to rescue. At present, the on-site rescue work has been intensified and the cause of the accident is still under investigation.
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