Diana Containerships vessel involved in Shanghai chemical scare

A containership operated by Greek owner Diana Containerships suffered a chemical leakage from one of its containers at Shanghai’s Yangshan Port yesterday.

According to the Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration, one container loaded with around 17 tons of highly flammable chemical cyclohexane onboard the 6,541 teu boxship Puelo, which is docked at Yangshan Port, started to leak early on Wednesday morning.

The administration sent a bio-chemical emergency treatment team to the port and blocked the area where the ship docked. The team managed to stop the leak after a few hours.

The vessel is not allowed to leave the port until a full inspection by the safety authorities is completed. It was scheduled to leave for Ningbo Port yesterday.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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