Accidental release of vinyl chloride monomer from liquid gas carrier Coral Acropora exposing at least 33 people to vapours

Location: Preparing to discharge cargo alongside at the Port of Runcorn, Manchester Ship Canal, England.

Accident Investigation Report: Coral Acropora

Investigation report into marine accident including what happened, safety lessons and recommendations made:

Coral Acropora.pdf (1,317.01 kb)

Coral Acropora - Appendix C (Health and Safety Laboratory Report) (1,151.88 kb)

Summary:

Report on the investigation of the escape of Vinyl Chloride Monomer onboard Coral Acropora, Runcorn, Manchester Ship Canal 10 August 2004.

Published 23 January 2015