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SHIP NAME: Kometik KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
source CARGOLAW
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76,000gt. M/T Kometik -- servicing the Hibernia oil platform, anchored 1 mile off Long Pond when flash fire broke out at 11:30 a.m. on April 8 -- Canadian Coast Guard, said 1 crew dead, while another airlifted to the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's, his body more than 50% burned. (Sun. April 9 2006)

JJ Ugland-managed 126,600-dwt shuttle tanker M/T Kometik (built 1997) anchored in Conception Bay, Newfoundland -- suffered fire April 8 -- blaze broke out in the cargo area as 2 men were doing welding repairs -- 1 dead and 1 seriously injured. Fire quickly suppressed.


source ISNTC
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KOMETIK (Canada, 76216gt, crude oil tanker), in ballast, had a tank fire during a welding work in a tank, 8-April-2006 in Conception Bay, Newfoundland. Fire was extinguished. One person was killed while another has 50% burns.


source UNK
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Fire ignited in an area of a Newfoundland tanker that was not tested by a marine chemist for flammable fumes, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada has confirmed. The flash fire aboard the MV Kometik on April 8 claimed the life of Wayne Dalton, a 38-year-old Cape Broyle resident. Another man was sent to hospital with severe burns. The Kometik, which services the Hibernia oil field, was moored at Conception Bay at the time of the fire. The TSB said a marine chemist had been on board the Kometik before the incident. However, the chemist did not test the ship's tank No. 5 to make sure it was clear of flammable fumes before work begain inside the tank. "Right now, what we know is that the chemist that tested tank No. 4 didn't test tank No. 5," said Pierre Murray, one of five TSB investigators working on the case. Murray says tank was tested by a member of the ship's crew before the welding work began.


source CTX
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This is a high spec, twin screw vessel.

CTX has not yet found the final TSB report. Welding in a cargo tank in an in-service tanker is something that is rarely done for obvious reasons. Most problems can be temporarily (until next docking) repaired without welding. What forced them to weld in the tank? Or should I say two tanks.

CO pleaded guilty of not providing a safe wroking environment and was fined 20,000 Cdlrs.