FINAL REPORT TO THE U.S. COAST GUARD: SAFE PROCEDURE FOR CARRYING COAL IN VESSELS

The text of this report to the U.S. Coast Guard on the safe transport of coal, which this article reprints, represents a joint effort by representatives of shipowners, harbor authorities and national agencies. It begins by reviewing the properties of coal, such as its potential for emitting the flammable gas, methane; for self-heating; and for oxidizing. Standards for coal cargo separation and stowage are then suggested and eleven recommendations for safe transport are offered. The text next details special precautions to be taken if the analysis of the atmosphere in a cargo hold has indicated an increasing concentration of methane. It concludes by discussing measures to be taken if an analysis shows an increase in carbon monoxide, which would indicate that self-heating might be taking place in the cargo.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Williams, M F
  • Publication Date: 1990-11

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  • Pagination: 1-1/2p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00661464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM