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Thailand Port Explosion Caused by Undeclared Dangerous Cargo

A container ship berthed at Thailand’s Laem Chabang port was decimated by a fire and explosion on May 25, 2019, leaving 25 people injured and as many as 130 hospitalized. According to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) under the Thai Ministry of Interior, the ship was named KMTC Hong Kong (IMO 9157753), a vessel built in 1998, owned and managed by a South Korean company. [1]

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