DSME hit by second fatal fire within months

Arirang News reported firefighters as suspecting welding spark caused fire Arirang News reported firefighters as suspecting welding spark caused fire

NOVEMBER 10, 2015 — A fire on a vessel under construction at the Okpo, Geoje Island, shipyard of South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has left one person dead and seven others injured.

It is the second fatal blaze at the shipyard in just a few months and there appear to be close parallels in the two incidents.

Two people died in an August 24 fire onboard an LPG tanker under construction at the yard and, in that fire too, another seven were injured.

Today's fire, like the earlier one, was reportedly aboard a gas carrier and in both cases sparks from a welder's torch were initially identified as the likely cause.

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