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Explosion on Oil and Gas Ship in Brazil Leaves Dead and Injured

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – An explosion in an oil and gas production ship rented by Petrobras killed at least five workers, injured ten and four are still missing, according to the company. Reportedly no oil has leaked from the ship that carried 74 persons at the time of the accident.

The explosion occurred aboard the (FPSO) Floating Production Storage and Offloading unit Cidade de São Mateus, in the Camarupim and Camarupim Norte basins 120 km off the coast of the state of Espirito Santo, in the Southeastern region of Brazil. According to ANP . . .

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