Characteristics of Shipborne Dangerous Goods Container Accidents

Ship-borne dangerous goods container accidents are easy to occur, so MOOV will take you to understand the characteristics of dangerous goods accidents and help you better prevent the occurrence of dangerous goods accidents.


Since the items are all sealed in the container, the rescuers cannot intuitively understand the real condition of the items in the container, and the fire-fighting measures cannot be directly implemented in the accident that occurs in the container. The fire-fighting effect of the items is not good. The information has increased the difficulty of rescue.

The stowage situation is complicated

The stowage of containers on the deck is large, and the space between the containers is relatively narrow. If the accident box is in the middle of the hull, it will cause great difficulties in rescue. For example, the accident box is installed in the engine room, and the deck is also equipped with containers. Rescue is difficult.

Lack of ship’s own fire-fighting facilities

If the accident occurs in the port area and the coast, the ship can obtain shore-based support more quickly, but if it occurs in the far sea, in addition to obtaining some expert opinions, the probability of obtaining the support of fire fighting force is the least. Therefore, in the event of disasters such as fire or explosion, timely and effective rescue must be used to avoid losses. At present, tugboats are generally used in domestic ports to assist in search and rescue. Due to the short rescue time, high cost and high safety risks, their scope of use is limited. There are dozens of types of goods in dangerous goods containers. Some dangerous chemicals need to be treated with special fire extinguishing agents. The ship may not be equipped with items that can be treated with such chemical fire extinguishing agents, making it difficult for the ship to rescue itself.

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