5 KILLED AT ASL MARINE SHIPYARD IN BATAM
Five people have died and one has been injured following a fire that occurred at an ASL Marine shipyard in Batam, Indonesia. According to local reports the accident occurred on a tanker being repaired in one of the company’s dry docks. Initial investigations said the fire started inside and was confined to the pump room but there was no explosion. The work on the tanker was suspended following the accident.
Five people died and one person is injured, and all were employees of a subcontractor.
ASL Marine said, “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.”
Headquartered and listed in Singapore since 17 March 2003, ASL Marine owns and operates shipyards in Singapore, Batam (Indonesia) and Guangdong (China), providing a comprehensive range of marine engineering services spanning myriad sectors/ industries. The Group started operations as a trader of scrapped steel material in 1974, and subsequently rode on the 1980s construction sector boom by undertaking building construction works. (Source: The Straits Times, ASL Marine – Image: ASL Marine / Batam shipyard)