The Shipping Corporation of India’s very large crude carrier (VLCC) the Desh Vaibhav has suffered an explosion and fire in one of its cargo tanks while underway off the coast of Oman. Early reports say 3 men are missing and one person who was burned has been taken off the ship via helicopter.
The explosion happened around 09:30. The resulting fire has reportedly died down.
A firefighting vessel is on its way to the ship.