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  • Published: 25 Apr 2024

Implosion of chemical tank

Implosion of chemical tank
Implosion of chemical tank

Description of Incident

A chemical tank, partly filled with Monoethylene Glycol (MEG), imploded on the back deck of a vessel, resulting in a spillage of around two cubic metres of MEG to the back deck and to sea, and unrepairable damage to the tank itself. There were no injuries. The tank was a 26 cubic metre tank, containing 10 cubic metres of MEG.

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