Hazardous Chemical Scare Aboard Containership at Shanghai’s Yangshan Port

Authorities in China responded Wednesday to a dangerous chemical leak on board a containership docked at the Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai, China. According to reports of the incident, alert workers spotted the clear and colorless chemical leaking from a container that had just been loaded aboard the 6,500 TEU containership MV Puelo. It was eventually determined … [Read more...]

Hazardous Smoke Engulfs Ship – INCIDENT PHOTOS

More than 20 crewmembers were evacuated from a 34,500 DWT cargo ship off the coast of Germany on Tuesday after its fertilizer cargo began to overheat, creating a massive plume of hazardous smoke and prompting fears of an explosion. Germany's Central Command for Maritime Emergencies (CCME) was informed overnight Monday of smoke developing in the hold of the Marshall … [Read more...]

Operations Resume at Port Metro Vancouver After Chemical Fire

Port Metro Vancouver was mostly re-opened Thursday after a chemical fire broke out in a container Wednesday afternoon at a terminal at the port's south shore. Port Metro Vancouver updated that as of Thursday morning, all port operations have resumed with the exception of the the Centerm Container Terminal, where the burning container was located. The fire broke out at … [Read more...]

Four-Alarm Chemical Fire Shuts Port Metro Vancouver – Update

Update: The fire was brought under control as of 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Port Metro Vancouver said in a update. The update said that smoke continued to diminish and the "shelter in place" order had been lifted, but the public is still encouraged to stay away from the area. Previous: A four-alarm chemical fire broke out at Port Metro Vancouver Wednesday afternoon, sending … [Read more...]

Coast Guard Responding to Hazmat Situation at Kinder Morgan Terminal in Norfolk – Update

The U.S. Coast Guard says it is responding Wednesday along with state and local first responders in Virginia to an overloaded tank containing sodium hydroxide in Norfolk along the Elizabeth River. Norfolk Fire Department contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads command center personnel at approximately 7:30 a.m., reporting a chemical tank was overloaded at a Kinder-Morgan … [Read more...]