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  • Published: 20 Jun 2024

Carriage of Methanol - Dangerous Goods - without proper certification

Carriage of Methanol Dangerous Goods without proper certification
Carriage of Methanol Dangerous Goods without proper certification

Description of Incident

Methanol was being transported from place to place offshore, without appropriate Dangerous Goods certification. Methanol is very flammable. The incident occurred during the refuelling of a LIDAR buoy at an offshore wind farm. This involved carrying methanol cannisters on board a vessel, recovering the buoy, loading the methanol into the buoy, and redeploying the buoy. The vessel which carried out the work was not in possession of a Dangerous Goods Document of Compliance.

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