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Lessons learned: Improper distribution of fumigation pellets leads to explosions

As the Swedish Club informs, a bulk carrier had loaded yellow corn in all cargo holds up to the hatch coamings. After the loading, fumigation technicians fumigated the cargo with fumitoxin pellets. A couple of hours later an explosion took place in one of the holds. The fumigant pellets in each hold had not been distributed across the entire cargo surface, or applied to the subsurface.

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UK Club advises on cargo cold treatment failure

The process of cold treatment is a more efficient way to exterminate fruit insects than fumigation, as it maintains a sufficient low temperature for a pre-determined period. UK P&I Club said that has recently seen an increase in refrigerated cargo claims for fresh fruit from S.America to the US, due to cold treatment failure and presents prevention solutions.

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