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SHIP NAME: Basaveshwara KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
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1 dead and 2 injured after tanker M/T Basaveshwara caught fire at New Mangalore Port Trust, India while en route to Cochin. According to the captain, the fire was caused by "backfire in the port's auxiliary boiler furnace resulting in furnace door being blown off." The three victims were all trapped in the engine room. The fire was extinguished, but no word on the extent of damages to the vessel. (Fri., May 27, 2005).


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An engineer has been killed at Mangladore in an engine room explosion on a Shipping Copr of India tanker. Two other men were injured in the incident on the 30,000 dwt products carrier Basaveshwara (built 1982). The victim was identified as Ravi Kumar Dadala, 26, a mechanical engineer who was carrying out a routine inspection.

The injured men were named Diwakar Singh and Balaram Sarkar. They were suffering from burns. The impact of the blast was such that Dadala sustained nearly 100% burns and his body was charred beyond recognition, local media reported. Port sources said a fire was witnessed in the engine room while the vessel was loading petrol for Bharat Peteroleum Corp.


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Date is a guess. Ship did not sail until late August.

Ship was loading so they did not need the boilers, a good time to inspect. Sometimes unburned fuel will accumulate in a boiler due to a leaking valve or somebody mistakenly leaving a valve open. At that point, all we need is a source of ignition.