Interesting that OSCH would talk about mild respitory problems
and not mention the five to seven men killed, four severely burned.
Cause is quite unclear;
but inerting might well have kept the fire from spreading so far so fast.
Photos indicate she was quite close to the terminal
with tugs along side.
88000 ton ships was not particulary big.
Why would she ground right next to berth.
Speed would have been very low.
If she did ground, it would have been a very mild grounding.
Running aground should not cause a fuel leak in the engine room,
especially if she had tugs alongside which means low speed.
Groundings come from the outside in and
all engine rooms are double bottomed.
Where did the fuel leak come from?
BFO lines dont run thru double bottom,
BFO does not explode.
Fuel leaks in engine rooms can cause fires, but rarely an explosion.
The dive site's "oil tubes" might be boiler tubes
which might hint at a boiler explosion.
According to Hooke, ship was a steam tanker.
But sometimes non-native English speakers use "tubes" for "pipes".
MIT79 claims that rescue attempts started fire
is not supported by any other source, including eye witnesses.
We need a lot more info,
but something was wrong in the engine room.
Maersk probably knows what happened.
Class might know, but neither will talk.
If the CTX had to make a guess,
it would be a boiler explosion.
One way this can happen is a boiler trips,
but fuel to the boiler is mistakenly not cut off.
When the boiler is re-lighted,
the accumulated fuel and vapor ignites at once.
But without more info this is simply speculation.
Guessing the ship was not inerted,
but we need confirmation.
Could have made a very big difference in spillage.