Explosion and fire on chemical tanker Stolt Groenland

Location: Port of Ulsan, Republic of Korea.

Interim Report

Initial findings, actions taken and the MAIB investigation way ahead:

MAIB interim report: Stolt Groenland

Tank rupture and ignition of released vapour on Stolt Groenland

Safety issues and request for information

This interim report highlights issues to chemical tanker owners/operators and requests information from ship owners, ship and terminal operators, or individuals regarding any accident or ‘near-misses’ involving the carriage of styrene monomer on board ships, including any actions subsequently taken.

If you have any relevant information, this should be should be addressed to the Stolt Groenland investigation team at maib@dft.gov.uk or, alternatively, you can call us on +44 (0)23 8039 5500.

A full report has now been published following completion of our investigation.

Fireball viewed from the Ulsan bridge
Published 16 December 2019