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Marine Series – The Dangers Of Carrying Black Gold: An Introduction To The Hazards Of Shipping Coal

  • Principal Associate
  • 28.04.2022
  • Principal Associate
An introduction to the common issues associated with transporting coal in bulk, including self-heating and the liberation of flammable methane gas. Self-heating can lead to fire, while allowing methane to accumulate can lead to an explosive atmosphere in the hold and adjacent spaces. Early intervention from a Hawkins expert versed in the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code can prevent a minor incident from escalating.

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