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 within equipment and cargoes.
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:
An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.
Published 5 May 2011