Research and analysis

Safety lessons: minimising the risks of radiation exposure on ships

A safety message to the shipping industry about identifying and managing any radioactive sources in equipment and cargoes.

Document

MAIB safety flyer issued May 2011

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Details

This summary concerns the major fire and explosion on the self-unloading (SUL) bulk carrier Yeoman Bontrup and the subsequent discovery of radioactive silometers in the area of the fire.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • shipping industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 5 May 2011