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Exploding air tank leaves Cozumel captain with minor injuries

Cozumel, Q.R. — An exploding compressed air tank on a private Cozumel vessel has seen its captain taken to hospital. On Monday afternoon, a stationary tank exploded on a boat that was docked at the Fonatur Marina.

Witnesses to the accident reported seeing the captain, David N, thrown by the explosion. He landed in the sea but was able to swim to shore where he was taken to hospital by ambulance. He is said to be in stable condition.

The explosion caused only minor damage to the vessel.