Leakage of highly toxic chemicals from port cargo ship in sand collision

At about 2 a.m. on April 13, a freighter carrying 40 containers collided with a sand boat when it arrived near the channel of Guangzhou port on the south side of Humen Bridge in the Pearl River Estuary. Three containers carrying highly toxic chemical toluene diisocyanate on the freighter were damaged to varying degrees, one of which was seriously deformed, and a small amount of toluene diisocyanate leaked to the deck. Humen Port, Shatin Town, said that there was no leakage of TD1 to the sea, and no casualties occurred in the accident. According to the analysis of the environmental protection department, the air in the area is not polluted

there was a pungent smell at the scene of emergency treatment

around 4 p.m., a fire engine and an environmental monitoring vehicle were still on the scene at the periphery of berths 5 and 6 of Humen 1nternational Container Terminal Co., Ltd. Not far from the two vehicles, a container overturned on the shore of the wharf, and several red barrels scattered on the ground, filled with a pungent smell

according to people familiar with the terminal, these red barrels were filled with toluene diisocyanate, which were originally packed in containers” The container was damaged in a collision and was sent to Humen Port for emergency treatment. ” The person involved in part of the process” The leader distributed masks and protective clothing to everyone, but it didn’t seem to work and still felt uncomfortable. “

Song Lixin, deputy director of Shatin Marine Department, said that the ship was carrying 40 containers, of which three were loaded with toluene diisocyanate. The freighter starts from the wharf in Zhejiang, and Humen Port is the midway stop. At about 2 a.m. yesterday, the freighter collided with a sand boat when it arrived near the channel of Guangzhou port on the south side of Humen Bridge in the Pearl River Estuary

the hulls of the two ships were not seriously damaged, and no casualties were found. However, the collision resulted in different degrees of damage to three containers loaded with TD1, one of which was seriously deformed, and a small amount of TD1 leaked to the deck. The crew immediately took measures to block the ship’s outfall to prevent the leakage of TD1 to the sea< The environmental protection department said that the air was not polluted Song Lixin said that around 6 a.m., the Maritime Department of Shatin received a call from the shipowner requesting to carry out accident treatment. After that, the owner berthed the cargo ship at berth 6 of Shatian port area of Humen Port, and Dongguan maritime, fire protection, environmental protection, safety supervision, fire protection, Humen Port Group and other departments quickly intervened in the coordination the maritime department immediately arranges the patrol ships to guard the scene of the accident, clean up the irrelevant ships, and issue the navigation warning through the radio equipment to let the passing ships make a detour. The municipal safety supervision and environmental protection departments control and investigate on site, coordinate the cargo side and the terminal side to transfer the equipment, and lift the damaged containers ashore the Fire Department of Humen Port in Shatin carried professional equipment on board to clean up the leaked TD1. According to the local government, the clean-up of toluene diisocyanate leakage on the deck has been basically completed, and the cargo owner has been coordinated to transport the undamaged containers out of the wharf. Under the guidance of experts, the fire department and crew are taking professional measures to deal with the damaged containers the head of Humen Port environmental protection branch of Shatin town said that the municipal environmental protection bureau carries out real-time pollution monitoring on the air and water in the area. After data analysis, the air in the area was not polluted. According to the ship’s report, due to the crew’s timely emergency blocking measures, there was no leakage of toluene diisocyanate to the sea. “We also extracted water samples from the accident waters for testing.” toluene diisocyanate is a highly toxic chemical, which has extremely high toxicity after inhalation. High concentration contact will directly damage the respiratory tract mucosa, cause asthmatic bronchitis, and cause pneumonia and pulmonary edema. 1ts vapor and liquid are irritant to eyes and allergic to skin our website solemnly declares that this article is reprinted by network media, only representing the author’s point of view, and has nothing to do with our website. 1f the information column articles and comments violate your legal rights, please call to let us know and we will deal with them in time

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