Safety Advisory Notice MS20070014

Safety Advisory Notice

Recommendation details
Output No: MS20070014
Date issued: 20 November 2007
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed

Output text

Safety Issue

The odour of carbon disulphide vapours from xanthates shipments, similar to Kota Pahlawan's, was known to be commonplace by Australian importers of xanthates. This indicates that xanthates are frequently not hermetically sealed strictly in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code. This regular violation of the Code's requirements was not reported.

Safety Advisory Notice

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau advises that receivers, consignees and importers of xanthates and other dangerous goods should consider the safety implications of this safety issue and take action when considered appropriate.

Last update 05 April 2012