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Nortrader report and flyer published

Explosions of gas released from cargo with 1 person injured on general cargo ship Nortrader in Plymouth Sound, UK.

Photograph of general cargo ship Nortrader

MAIB’s report on 2 explosions of gas released from a cargo of unprocessed incinerator bottom ash on Nortrader while at anchorage in Plymouth Sound on 13 January 2017 is now published.

The report contains details of what happened, subsequent actions taken and recommendations: read more.

A safety flyer for the shipping industry summarising the accident and detailing the safety lessons learned has also been produced.

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Published 7 December 2017