January 15, 2012 Leave a Comment
The 92 meter long, 4112 dwt tanker Edirne exploded off the coast of Durres, Albania. The tanker was proceeding in ballast after unloading its cargo of 3000 tons of fuel oil at Durres. Three of the 15 crewmen were killed in the explosion. Albanian Coast Guard responded and were able to rescue the remaining 12 crew on board. The Edirne sank after the explosion releasing some pollution. The cause of the explosion was not known, but one report stated that smoke was seen just before the explosion.