The UK P&I Club has issued an alert addressing a situation on board one of their Members’ vessels concerning a coal cargo shipment from the East coast of the USA. The cargo is emitting dangerously high levels of methane.
The Club is aware of at least two other incidents in the past year involving coal cargoes shipped from the East coast of the USA. Although these cargoes were correctly declared, they exhibited exceptionally high levels of methane emissions.
UK P&I Club advised Members who have loaded coal cargoes from the East coast of the USA and have concerns regarding methane emissions to contact the Club immediately.