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Grains: Incorrectly applied fumigation pellets caused explosion


Case Study 1.5 from our updated Casebook

In this case, a bulk carrier faced a hazardous situation after loading grain in the US Gulf. An explosion occurred shortly after departure, leading to structural damage and cargo loss. It was discovered that the fumigation process had been improperly executed, emphasizing the critical need for thorough verification of fumigation application methods, fumigant type, and distribution.

Read the full case with Lessons learned in our Casebook Cargo – bulk.

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