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Bulk carrier OLGA TOPIC holds full of methane gas

Jan. 24, 2016 at 12:46 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Bulk carrier OLGA TOPIC reported on Jan 23 in dangerous situation in Gdynia port, Poland. Vessel is docked with cargo of nutshells, which are to be used as eco fuel for power plant. Cargo reportedly started reeking methane gas, with ensuing risk of explosion. Holds reportedly were open to let fumes off, to avoid an explosion, while fire fighting teams were pumping in holds inert gas, to neutralize methane.

Bulk carrier OLGA TOPIC holds full of methane gas

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