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.