November, 2012 – 5 Killed by Poisonous Gas Inhalation Aboard LPG Ta

Five sailors were killed and one was injured due to inhaling of some poisonous gas on board a Varun Shipping-owned LPG carrier off the Gujarat coast on Monday morning. “It has been reported that the chief officer, gas engineer, a bosun and three seamen were engaged in repairing a damaged pipe in the compressor room and were overcome by gas,” a statement from the Directorate General of Shipping said in a late evening statement, adding five persons died in the accident.