The cause of an explosion off the coast of Qatar is still unknown, nearly a week after the blast killed seven people. At the time of the blast, Tugboat 53, a vessel of the Svitzer/Nakilat fleet, was performing maintenance on an offshore LNG buoy terminal. The terminal exploded unexpectedly, killing seven members of the tug's crew. The vessel is now docked in Ras Laffan Port. Only one crew member survived.
No official statement has been made regarding the cause of the blast. Jens Viby Morgensen, head of communications for Svitzer, has said that an investigation into the root cause of the explosion is currently underway.
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