DSME hit by second fatal fire within months

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.

HHI develops mini shipbuilding robot

MAY 7, 2013 — South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipbuilder and a leading industrial robot manufacturer, has developed mini welding robots for building ships. The welding machine measures