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An oil tanker caught fire in Hong Kong's southern waters on Tuesday (January 8), killing one crew member while at least 21 were rescued, police said, with witnesses reporting a loud blast that shook windows several kilometers away.
Video footage sourced from local media showed it listing with black smoke pouring from the hull. The ship's name, Aulac Fortune, could be seen on the stern.
The Aulac Fortune is a small, 17,500 deadweight tonne oil product tanker built in 2010, sailing under Vietnamese flag, according to data from Marine Traffic.
Ship tracking data shows it last loaded 6,000 tonnes of gasoline, most of which was delivered to Guangzhou between Jan. 6 and 7.