Marine Accident Investigation Bureau (MAIB) safety recommendations

The Marine Accident Investigation Bureau (MAIB) has asked INTERTANKO to circulate the their Safety Bulletin 3/2004 concerning the accidental release of Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM) from the gas carrier "Coral Acropora" at Runcorn on the 10 August 2004.

It states i.a. that “All tanker owners and operators are recommended to ensure that good tanker practice takes place at all times on their vessels and that ship’s personnel strictly adhere to company operating instructions and standing orders, and in particular the vessel’s cargo operations.”

Contact: Howard Snaith