Photographer captures firefighter losing his life cleaning up Dalian oil spills

| August 3rd, 2010

July 16, 2010, an oil pipeline explosion accident happened in Dalian, the fire was put out after 15 hours of burning.  The cause of the accident was still under investigation.  According to CCTV, about 400,000 gallon of oil was spilled into the Yellow Sea, which heavily polluted over 160 square kilometers of the sea water. (The BP oil spills at the Gulf of Mexico was over 100 million gallons)

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(From Daqi) A photographer, in 334 seconds, captured the death of a firefighter when cleaning up the oil spill. 

Out of curiosity, a photographer from Zhejiang aimed his camera at the Dalian firefighters cleaning up the oil spill in the ocean.  He said, “never thought he would have died…”

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Two firefighters are cleaning up the water pump in the ocean.

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Zhang Liang cuts the rope line between the floating water pump and the fishing boat

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Zhang Liang and Han Xiaoxiong constantly enter the water to clean the trash in the water pump

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Zhang Liang throws away the knife

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Zhang Liang points towards the deeper end, signaling to push the floating water pump to deeper water.

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As if Zhang Liang was pushed by someone, he was separated from the floating water pump

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Two of them were trapped by the thick crude oil on the surface of the ocean

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Two of them are sinking deeper

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Half of Zhang Liang’s face are swallowed by the oil

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Zhang Liang’s face is swallowed by oil, he closed his eyes with painful expression

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A solider wearing camouflage shirt opens up his arms

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Zheng Zhanhong enters the water and uses his momentum to constantly sweep away the black oil

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Zheng Zhanzhong continuously uses his hands to sweep away the oil

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Zhang Liang’s entire head is submerged by oil

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Han Xiaoxiong grasps Zhang Liang’s one black hand

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Han Xiaoxiong holds Zhang Liang’s hand above water

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The black hand keeps on sinking

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Han Xiaoxiong once again wants to lift Zhang Liang up

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Zhang Liang’s hand sinks into the ocean

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Two of them swam towards the little boat

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Zhengzhan Hong and Han Xiaoxiong climb to the fishing boat with the ocean currents

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Getting onto the boat

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Helping Han Xiaohong to get on the boat

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Body covered with black oil, two men screened towards the black oil

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Whole body covered by black oil

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People anxiously waiting at the shore

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Driving the boat toward the shore

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The boat reaches the shore

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Rescuing Han Xiaoxiong who is passed out

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Han Xiaoxiong is recued at the shore

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  1. Reader says:

    Wear a fucking life jacket. Safety 101.

    • Jason says:

      It’s not just water but oil…so a life jacket might have given him a bit longer to be rescued. The proper safety of the cleaning crew is once again neglected. It’s like the armed police not having enough vests for all its personnel.

      RIP.

  2. Charlotte says:

    I hate to read stories like this, bc it keeps reminding me of how cruel life can be.

  3. Blog Tactic says:

    Very unfortunate incident.

  4. anon says:

    “oil pipeline explosion accident happened in Dalian”
    so which company s going to be bankrupted by compensation claims?
    answer: ha ha very funny

  5. Johnson says:

    Very sad, this young man had much of life ahead of him. Can anyone explain why this may have happened? Just currents?

  6. Ajani says:

    That was intense!

    What a terrible situation to experience.

  7. Blacky_Chan says:

    “悲剧上演,请围观群众自带板凳”

  8. Gary says:

    What are you talking about? Three guys in regular clothes are helping get the firefighter out of the water. As for the photographer helping, the text doesn’t say if it is a professional news photographer or not but judging from how well the shots are composed and the variety of lenses used, it just might be and they just take pictures in every culture.

  9. Schamotnik says:

    Yeah, because you would be the first to jump into the water to rescue the guy..

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