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"Did You Hear That?"
On The Scene In The Port of Le Harve
November 11 2009
A Cargo Nightmare Prize Contender
The Date: Noveber 11 2009
The Time: 1015 Hrs.
The Place: In The Port of Le Harve, France
This Is A Standard 40 Ft. Ocean Reefer Container -- Similar To Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Container MORU 0609606
The Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Container MORU 0609606 Journey Was Not To Be Normal
NOTE: See Our Special -- "REEFER FEATURE"
A Container Similar To Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Container MORU 0609606 Is Positioned At Port of Le Harve
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Container MORU 0609606 Likely Saw Her Time In The CY (Container Yard) Awaiting Movement
The Reefer Units Are Plugged Into "Reefer Banks" (like those pictured above) To Maintain The Temperature Requirement For Particular Cargo
NOTE: See our special feature -- "REEFER FEATURE"
The Explosion Was Heard Throughout The City of Le Harve, France
The Terminal Le Harve TPO (Terminal Port Oceane) Mainly Used By Maersk Stands Silent -- Two Crew Are Down
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Container MORU 0609606 Is Moved Off Its Blocks
Here In The Terminal Le Harve TPO Reefer Bank --
-- A Cargo of Food At Top Left Has Now Been Rendered Unfit For Human Consumption. Cost?
QUESTION: What Force Has Caused All This Disruption?
ANSWER: The Explosion of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Container MORU 0609606 !
CARGO: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Container MORU 0609606 Is Laden With 50 Barrels, Each With 200 Liters of "Iron in Solution". This Product, Conditioned In The Liquid State, Is Used In The Composition of Paints.
Bill of Lading HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Cargo Must Be Kept At A Temperature Between 15 °C & 20 °C.
On Nov. 11 2009 At Le Harve -- Was The Required Temperature Not Maintained? Did a spark occur?
The Explosion Is Said To Have Occurred Some Seconds After The Electric Recharge of The Compressor.
Two Port Crew Were Slightly Injured, But Lives Were At Risk
Drums of Product Are Ejected From Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Container MORU 0609606
Was There A Freon Leak? A Survey (Investigation) Will Try To Determine The Cause of Loss
About Forty Fire Brigades Converged On The site Which Was Strewn With Debris
The Origin of The Explosion, Probably Accidental.
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The Dedication of This Feature Is Simple: To The Stevedores who keep the cargo moving, and to their families.
SPECIAL NOTE: The historic dangers of carriage by air & sae continue to be quite real. Shippers must be encouraged to purchase high quality marine cargo insurance from their freight forwarder or customs broker.
It's very dangerous out there.
INDEX TO OUR "Did You Hear That?" PAGE SPECIAL FEATURES:
Important Links To Our Feature:Mitsui O.S.K. LinesMuseum & Lounge
MOL Poster Gallery
Port of Le Harve
Our Other Container Features"REEFER FEATURE" -- M/V Vega Gotland
"Vine Ripened Tires" -- M/V Saga Spray
"Thar She Blows" -- M/V Hanjin Pennsylvania"TEU Barbeque"
"Meals Ready To Explode"
......And Many Others In our Gallery of Cargo Loss
Our Daily Vessel Casualties - stay informed
"Singles Only" - visit our individual moments of transport crisis for more.
The Greatest Container Losses Of All Time - these are the grand fathers -M/V OOCL America
M/V APL China
M/V APL Panama - The EPIC
"Great Misfortune"- M/V Hyundai Fortune - March 2006
SPECIAL NOTE: The historic dangers of carriage by sea continue to be quite real. Shippers must be encouraged to purchase high quality marine cargo insurance from their freight forwarder or customs broker.
It's very dangerous out there.
Thanks To Our Contributors For The "Did You Hear That?" FeatureOur Contributors for this feature are greatly appreciated:* We Must Thank Two Great Shipping Company Insider Contribitors On Two ContinentsThanks Guys -- wish we could give you credit for this great feature!McD
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EDITOR'S NOTE FOR SURVEYORS, ATTORNEYS & MARINE ADJUSTERS: The Internet edition effort of The Cargo Letter now celebrates it's 8th Year of Service -- making us quite senior in this segment of the industry. We once estimated container underway losses at about 1,500 per year. Lloyd's put that figure at about 10,000 earlier this year. Quite obviously, the reporting mechanism for these massive losses is not supported by the lines. News of these events is not posted to the maritime community. Our new project is to call upon you -- those handling the claims -- to let us know of each container loss at sea-- in confidentiality. Many of you survey on behalf of cargo interests with no need for confidentiality. Others work for the lines & need to be protected. As a respected Int'l publication, The Cargo Letter enjoys full press privileges & cannot be forced to disclose our sources of information. No successful attempt has ever been made. If a personal notation for your report is desired -- each contributor will be given a "hot link" to your company Website in each & every report. Please take moment & report your "overside" containers to us. If you do not wish attribution, your entry will be "anonymous." This will will benefit our industry -- for obvious reasons! McD
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