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Fire erupted in containers on board of container ship KMTC HONGKONG berthed.

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Fire erupted in containers on board of container ship KMTC HONGKONG berthed.

May 28 UPDATE:


LOCAL TIMEat 6:35 am, May 25, 2019

LOCATION: Laem Chabang Port, Thailand

ACCIDENT: Fire erupted in containers on board of container ship KMTC HONGKONG berthed.


CAUSE OF EXPLOSIONInitial checks showed the blaze broke out in a load of cargo containing the chemical calcium hypochlorite.

 

INFLUENCE: According to Pollution Control Department’s report, hazardous pollutants such as Volatile Organic Compounds, formaldehyde and chlorine gas have been released by explosion and ensuing fire, and all of them can cause long-term health impacts. 143 people were injured by poisonous stuff released by explosion, 37 are said to be still at hospital, undergoing treatment. There were 676 containers on board on arrival, 443 were offloaded with 35 more to go. Among containers destroyed or damaged by explosion and fire, 5 tank containers were loaded with liquid paraffin, 13 containers were loaded with calcium hypochlorite.