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)


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