Fire on board Greek tanker kills two shipbreaking workers in Bangladesh
Md Jamil, 23 years old cutter man, and Bipul lost their lives while scrapping the ship Greek Warrior in Shagorika Ship Breaking Yard. According to local media, Jamil was burned and rushed to Chittagong Medical College Hospital.
He died before reaching the hospital. The body of Bipul was discovered on board only few hours later. Shagorika yard and RA Shipbreaking yard, which has been recently under the spotlight for the purchase of Nordic America Tankers’ Nordic Sprite, share the same ownership.
The vessel changed name, from Greek Warrior to S Warrior, and flag, from Panama to Palau, before its final voyage. According to maritime databases, the cash buyer involved in the sale was Prayati Shipping Pvt. Ltd, based in Mumbai, India. ■