On September 7, a fire broke out at ASL Marine Holdings’ shipyard in Batam, Indonesia , killing 5 and injuring 1.
The incident is reported to have taken place on board a tanker that was under repair at one of the company’s dry docks. According to an exchange filing by the vessel owner-operator and shipbuilder, initial investigations stated that the fire started inside and was confined to the pump room.
The five who were killed and one who was injured were employees of the company’s subcontractor. In a statement, ASL Marine Holdings said, “We are saddened by this incident and the loss of lives, and we extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims.”
In Indonesia, the incident is also being investigated by relevant authorities.