Marine safety issues and actions
|Date issued:||20 November 2007|
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|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has advised that xanthates have a recognised capacity to emit the odour of carbon disulphide even when packaged in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code and an odour from xanthates shipments, similar to Kota Pahlawan's, is commonplace according to their Australian importers. This suggests that the information for xanthates and requirements for their carriage, in particular the packaging, provided in the Code should be reviewed.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Australian Maritime Safety Authority take action to address this safety issue.