Five people died and one was injured, after a fire erupted in ASL Marine Holdings Ltd. shipyard in Batam, Indonesia, on 7 September 2017, according to the company’s announcement.
Initial investigations confirm that the incident occurred on board a tanker that was being repaired at one of the yard’s dry docks and that the fire started inside and was confined to the pump room. However, no explosion was reported.
“We are saddened by this incident and the loss of lives, and we extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims. As a matter of priority, we will be working diligently together with our subcontractor to help the affected workers and their families and are rendering the necessary assistance to them,” the company stated.
The company has suspended work on this vessel and, in cooperation with the authorities in Indonesia, has launched an investigation to determine the causes of the accident.