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Chemical spill

Harwich International Port, Harwich
26/02/2016 @ 19:25
Incident Number: 2853
In attendance: 2 x Dovercourt, 1 x Clacton, 2 x Braintree


Firefighters were called to Harwich International Port to reports of a chemical spill. On arrival crews reported the leak was coming from a container on a large vessel which was in dock. Approximately five litres of alkyl benzenes napthalene had leaked onto the upper deck of the vessel. Crews cordened off the affected area and made the area safe while the Port Authority organised for a specialist company to clean up the chemical.

Crews left the incident at 20:37hrs in the care of the with the Port Authority.

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