One reported dead, three critical after vessel incident off Malaysia

An ammonia leak was reported to have killed one seafarer and critically injured three others on LPG carrier Hamburg DW (IMO 9014420) while it was off Malaysia. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) said the incident occurred in international waters off Port Klang on April 6th.

Selangor MMEA director, Captain Mohammad Rosli Kassim, told local media that “preliminary investigation found that the ship’s piping system was leaking, which in turn caused ammonia gas to be exposed. “The deceased is a 62-year old Turkish national while two other Turkish nationals and an Indian national were affected by the fumes and reportedly suffered burns. The injured men have been transferred to Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital.

The vessel, with 25 crew members on board, was heading for Zhanjiang in China from Al Duqm in Oman.

As of April 10th (last recorded position) the vessel was still anchored off Malaysia.

1993-built, Panama-flagged, 22,521 gt Hamburg DW is owned and managed by Olddorf Shipping Inc of Majuro, Marshall Islands. ISM manager is TGM Deniz Is Ve Acent Ltd StI of Istanbul, Turkey.