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At about 0840 on 21 April 2005, a crewman on board the bulk carrier Hui Shun Hai suffered severe burns after pressurised hydraulic oil ignited while he was working on a deck hydraulic pipe. Immediately following the blast, he ran to the ship's side and jumped into the sea.

He was recovered from the water and evacuated by helicopter to the Western Australian town of Carnarvon. As a result of the explosion, he suffered burns to about 40 per cent of his body. The severity of his injuries resulted in his later transfer to the Royal Perth Hospital.

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General details
Date: 21 April 2005 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: UTC+8 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Off Western Australia coast  
State: Western Australia  
Release date: 09 January 2006 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Serious 
 
Vessel details
Vessel: Hui Shun Hai 
Flag: HK 
IMO: 8318641 
Type of Operation: Bulk Carrier 
Damage to Vessel: Nil 
Departure point:Gresik, Indonesia
Departure time:Na
Destination:Albany, Western Australia
 
Injuries
 CrewPassengerGroundTotal
Serious: 1001
Total:1001
 
 
 
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