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Some drums of dangerous goods have to be jettisoned by a ship in the English Channel when they start leaking dangerous fumes. What reports should be made?

(1) A Dangerous Goods (DG) Report, as described in MGN 242, to the nearest coast radio station or coastguard station; 

(2) a report (by phone, fax or telex) to the MAIB of possible serious harm to environment; (3) a report to the owners and time charterers (if any). The ship’s agent at the destination port should also be informed; receivers of missing drums will have to be notified.

 

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