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Transport Malta investigation: Crew fatality in pump room caused by n-Butane intoxication

Transport Malta MSIU issued an investigation report on a crew fatality in the pump room of the crude oil tanker MT Valtamed, while at Ceyhan OPL Anchorage, Turkey, in February 2020. The autopsy found that the pump man died by n-Butane intoxication and the investigation believes that the presence of H2S in the bilge space may have also contributed, by either causing panic or unconsciousness.

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New bulk carrier ventilation guide launched

INTERCARGO, The Standard Club and DNV GL jointly announced the launch of a new ventilation guide, highlighting the importance of proper ventilation for enhanced safety onboard bulk cargoes and  the different ventilation requirements that exist. The guide covers the main aspects on how and when to ventilate to control of humidity and to remove flammable and toxic gases released from cargoes.

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