25 April 2013 06:26 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Two barges carrying natural gas were on fire at Alabama’s Mobile River in the US on Wednesday night following an explosion that injured three people, CNN reported citing Mobile authorities.
Three people who suffered burns from the incident were rushed to the nearest local hospital, but further details were not available, CNN said.
The shipping channel was closed to traffic because of the blaze, with a 1-mile safety zone set up around the barges, CNN said quoting US Coast Guard commodore Eric King.
The explosion occurred near the docking area of Carnival Corp’s Triumph cruise ship, which had an engine fire in February at the Gulf of Mexico.
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|
Asian Chemical Connections