One person was killed and seven others were injured Saturday in an explosion on board an oil tanker in Hong Kong waters, authorities reported.
Hong Kong naval authorities said the tanker was about 300 miles east of Hong Kong when it was engulfed in flames believed to have led to the explosion. The fire was then extinguished, state-run Radio Television Hong Kong reported.
Authorities later dispatched a firefighting aircraft and two helicopters with doctors on board to the Chuang Yi tanker, registered in Panama. The injured were taken to the city hospital, but one of the crew members lost his life and four others had serious injuries, wrote the RTHK network.
The cause of the explosion has not been made known.
The injured were crew members from Indonesia and Myanmar.
According to ship tracking programs, the 5,500-tonne carrier of oil and chemicals was sailing to Taiwan.
The vehicle is 120-meters long and was launched 22 years ago.