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MFB on scene at Yarraville Dock hazmat

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31 May 2014
MFB is working to contain a hydrochloric acid leak (HCL) on the Captaine Tasman currently berthed in Melbourne.

The crew of the ship identified the small leak in the 20,000 litre tanktainer while at sea inbound to Melbourne.  MFB was contacted as the ship entered port and mobilised to mitigate the leak once the Captaine Tasman docked at 10am.

 

Crews are currently working with Chemtrans, Orica and Neptune Pacific to plug the container and transfer it to dock where the HCl will be decanted and transported to a storage facility.

 

MFB, Ambulance Victoria, Vicpol and Worksafe are in attendance.  There is currently no danger to the surrounding community and the EPA has been notified.

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