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Worker killed in explosion at Maersk's partner yard in India

A worker has died in an explosion at the Shree Ram shipbreaking yard in Alang, India, with which Maersk has a close partnership. The accident happened last week. Maersk tells ShippingWatch that there were no Maersk ships being scrapped when the accident happened.

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A worker has been killed in an accident at Maersk's preferred yard in Alang, India.

The worker, who has not been named, died in an explosion a week ago when he was cutting at the shipbreaking yard Shree Ram. The accident happened at the plot 78/81 facility, where Maersk has previously had vessels scrapped.

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