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Safety Advisory Notice

Recommendation details
Output No: MS20070015
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 containers on board Kota Pahlawan indicated that the xanthates were not hermetically sealed strictly in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code and there was an increased risk of a fire or toxic exposure incident.

Safety Advisory Notice

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

 
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Last update 05 April 2012