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 Buque con sustancias químicas vuelca frente a Japón  infographic
El gráfico muestra ubica el sitio en que volcó el buque Keoyoung Sun.


Un buque cisterna cargado con ácido vuelca frente a la costa de Japón

By Ninian Carter

March 20, 2024 - Un buque cisterna de bandera sudcoreana que transportaba ácido industrial volcó en una tempestad frente al suroeste de Japón, matando a por lo menos ocho miembros de la tripulación.

The South Korean-flagged “Keoyoung Sun” chemical tanker has capsized off the coast of Yamaguchi prefecture in southwestern Japan, with eight deaths confirmed by the coastguard.

The tanker, which was forced to anchor due to bad weather, requested assistance after 7:00am on Wednesday (2200 GMT, Tuesday).

The vessel had 11 crew members on board, of which nine have been retrieved by the coast guard. Eight of those have been confirmed dead, with rescuers looking for the remaining two.

The tanker was carrying around 980 tonnes of acrylic acid, which is used in plastics, resin, and coatings and can irritate the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes.

PUBLISHED: 20/03/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom