787 - 09/11 - Calcium Carbide container incident - USA

A Member of the UK P&I Club reported that a container being shipped on the UP Rail had its doors blown off due to detonation of two drums of Calcium Carbide shipped within the container. The incident took place approximately 70 miles from El Paso, Texas. Below are the IMDG codes for the commodity;

Shipping Name:

    CALCIUM CARBIDE

IMO Class:

    4.3

UN Number:

    1402

Packing Group:

    2

Marine Pollutant:

    D

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  • 7517 - 787 (226 KB)

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  • UK P&I Club: LP Bulletin 787, 30th September 2011 (Chinese) (172 KB)

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  • UK P&I Club: LP Bulletin 787, 30th September 2011 (Simplified Chinese) (187 KB)

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Date12/05/2020