Explosion on Nordic Tankers vessel, one person missing

An explosion on the Nordic Tankers vessel Harbour Krystal off the coast of Portugal caused a fire which have been put out. However, a member of the crew is missing, the carrier says.

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The Nordic Tankers vessel Harbour Krystal headed for Amsterdam carrying nafta suffered an explosion on Wednesday night which initiated a fire onboard the vessel. The fire was extinguished Thursday morning but a member of the crew is still missing following a search assisted by the Portuguese authorities, the carrier says.

The ship, a double-hulled tanker of 11,200 tons built in 2006, set the course for Setubal, Portugal, under its own power before noon.

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