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Dry cargo vessel lost in the North Sea containers with hazardous chemicals

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Storm waves washed away from the deck of one of the world's largest container ships, MSC Zoe, near 270 containers, three of which contain hazardous chemicals, reports Maritime bulletin.




The incident occurred in the North Sea on the night of 1 and 2 in January. The ship sailing under the Panamanian flag fell into a storm near the German island of Borkum. Part of the cargo was lost.

According to the resource, at least the 21 container with furniture, toys and automotive spare parts was nailed to the Dutch islands. The three mentioned containers with chemicals are not among them - they are still at sea.

Dry cargo vessel lost in the North Sea containers with hazardous chemicals


The chemicals in the lost containers are poisonous and explosive, so the locals were urged not to open them if they were detected. It is prescribed to immediately report the cargo ashore to emergency services.

The publication explains that in containers are organic peroxides - extremely unstable compounds that can explode from the slightest mechanical impact or contamination with incompatible materials. Contact with skin or mucous membranes causes severe irritation. Especially dangerous is their eye contact.

The vessel sailed from the port of Sines (Portugal) to the port of Bremerhaven (Germany). Currently it is moving slowly to the north. The crew is trying to determine the exact number of lost containers. Damage to the hull is also possible.
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Maritime Bulletin, https://maritimebulletin.net
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  2. GKS 2111
    GKS 2111 3 January 2019 08: 42
    +6
    So they turned the North Sea into a dangerous landfill .. Especially the Baltic Sea is "famous" for this - there purposefully German barrels with different "chemistry" were thrown to the bottom from the sides after the war, soon this business will rust on the edge, and then what? Disaster, that's what then .. The divers investigated this case somehow and delivered their own verdict that it is better not to touch it for now .. And then?
    1. stalkerwalker
      stalkerwalker 3 January 2019 21: 23
      0
      Quote: GKS 2111
      So the North Sea turned into a dangerous landfill ..

      Ordinary force majeure ....
      Container Msc zoe is one of the largest in the world. But the habit of hoping for size played a cruel joke. The vessel followed lag to a wave in the ship traffic separation system along the coast of Holland. Unfortunately for the sailors (and to the great joy of the inhabitants of the northern coast of Holland - "Halayawa, sir!"), A severe wave rolled out from the north under the influence of the combined wind currents of the cyclone and anticyclone. Taking into account the shallow water (depth 40-70 m), the wave height reached 5-7 m, at times 8 m.And the container ship, loaded with an error (the center of gravity was too low), fell into the zone of resonant waves, when the oscillations of the ship's hull coincide with the approach time the next wave. As a result, excessive acceleration of the upper rows of containers, which simply jumped out of their shoes ... On the bridge, in such cases, it rips off communication equipment, computers, printers, etc., if the pitching amplitude is less than 6 seconds. This is worse than an air pocket on airliners.
      And about chemistry - the carrier’s scarecrows ... Sho, the local people wouldn’t rob the container in which, according to our office this morning, there were containers with OLED and LED TVs .... laughing
      Freebie sir!
  3. izya top
    izya top 3 January 2019 08: 43
    +1
    but was there a boy ... will not these substances be found in the Donbass or in Azov?
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 3 January 2019 08: 52
      +5
      Why, why? You mean what
  4. Andrey Chistyakov
    Andrey Chistyakov 3 January 2019 08: 45
    +11
    Why doesn't Greenpiss attack on boats ?! No instructions followed?
    1. kdakda
      kdakda 3 January 2019 09: 45
      +7
      There is no order, no attacks, they’re cackling fools without payment.
      1. Andrey Chistyakov
        Andrey Chistyakov 3 January 2019 09: 47
        0
        Quote: kdakda
        There is no order, no attacks, they’re cackling fools without payment.

        Oh ... Guilty. I am that too ...
    2. Pivot
      Pivot 3 January 2019 10: 51
      +1
      They can only attack these if they, such environmentalists, dive and look for a container. But this is not as exciting on TV as wagging on boats in front of ships.
  5. Observer2014
    Observer2014 3 January 2019 08: 46
    +7
    The chemicals in the lost containers are poisonous and explosive, so the locals were urged not to open them if they were detected. It is prescribed to immediately report the cargo ashore to emergency services.
    And why don’t you. "They are hiding something from us." And it's terribly more. Well, so that the containers found by the people are afraid to open. In Russia, you can give out terrible versions. And here they were clearly invented by a specialist about containers to hide something valuable. repeat : Take a look at this ship. How do you imagine the transportation of containers of chemicals among toys, furniture wassat Are they equipped with these sea containers? And right at the port of loading, the unloadings drag them along with the rest of the rubbish? Yeah. Schaz. Something is clearly hiding from us. bully
  6. ANCIENT
    ANCIENT 3 January 2019 08: 54
    +3
    Sensors of global positioning systems, such as the same GPS, must be placed on containers with such cargo! It is for such cases that the loss of cargo, its damage or an attempt to unload or damage it. ..
    1. Vol4ara
      Vol4ara 3 January 2019 10: 55
      0
      Quote: ANCIENT
      Sensors of global positioning systems, such as the same GPS, must be placed on containers with such cargo! It is for such cases that the loss of cargo, its damage or an attempt to unload or damage it. ..

      And if he drowns, what kind of GPS is deep?
  7. RL
    RL 3 January 2019 09: 02
    0
    The flag, of course, is cheap, Panamanian, but the MSC company was laid in Naples, now the company’s headquarters are in Switzerland due to the tax system that is more profitable for the company. But from the citizens of which countries the crew was hired? The crew must ensure that containers are loaded on board correctly.
    1. kig
      kig 5 January 2019 02: 53
      +1
      Quote: RL
      The crew must ensure that containers are loaded on board correctly.

      How do you imagine that? Estimate the capacity of the MSC Zoe is 19200 containers. Of course, this does not mean that in each port just so much is loaded / unloaded, but several thousand are required. The crew can only make sure that the containers are installed in accordance with the cargo plan, and the plan, by the way, is drawn up on the shore. And here the weight declared by the shipper is very important. Cases of container loss occur constantly, and the investigation constantly reveals that the true weight was more than the declared one. But the rest ... the force majeure of the elements.
  8. slavaseven
    slavaseven 3 January 2019 09: 07
    +2
    Strange cargo, strange ship. Something does not finish
    1. kig
      kig 5 January 2019 05: 44
      0
      What exactly seems strange to you?
  9. Mr Credo
    Mr Credo 3 January 2019 09: 33
    +3
    I don’t understand something. Containers transported by sea. There are storms on the seas. The calculations on the strength of the fastening in case of a storm was not carried out? Or loaded on the principle, load more !? Greed failed or engineering miscalculation? Particularly dangerous goods can be transported in the usual way, without safety measures?
  10. Lamatinets
    Lamatinets 3 January 2019 09: 47
    +1
    The Dutch are lucky, you can take a break a bit.
    1. venik
      venik 3 January 2019 13: 57
      +2
      Quote: Lamatinets
      The Dutch are lucky, you can take a break a bit.

      ================
      good I also liked this picture !!!

      These are the "law-abiding" Dutch! A little something - and "trampling" is not a sin !!! wassat
  11. Igor V
    Igor V 3 January 2019 11: 38
    +2
    "Dry cargo ship lost containers in the North Sea"
    So a dry cargo ship or a container ship? smile The author has not yet celebrated the New Year. In that case, raise it together! drinks
    About the cargo. Talked with a container ship oldman. He says that there is one thing about the papers, but in fact - who knows what they put him in. smile
  12. APASUS
    APASUS 3 January 2019 11: 43
    +2
    I have some doubts about these peroxides. Something they don’t agree, in my opinion such dangerous goods are carried on special ships
    Maybe not everyone needs to know what kind of peroxides are, so as not to get into another scandal with a weapon (for example)
    1. Lamatinets
      Lamatinets 3 January 2019 12: 18
      -3
      There are special containers for dangerous goods, otherwise, if special ships for everything dangerous, then in general the transport will be gold.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 3 January 2019 14: 55
        +1
        Quote: Lamatinets
        There are special containers for dangerous goods, otherwise, if special ships for everything dangerous, then in general the transport will be gold.

        I think even a special container with such a load goes in a certain place, in the hold. But it doesn’t hang in the rack at the side. Especially considering that such chemicals are seriously afraid of mechanical impact.
  13. Slavs
    Slavs 3 January 2019 13: 25
    +3
    Lost or "lost" ...?
  14. HMR333
    HMR333 3 January 2019 15: 06
    0
    some such dangerous substance was transported by a civilian vessel unaccompanied with other containers of toys, etc. or maybe there’s a little coin and a bullet was launched, what if they hadn’t opened it !?