The Marine Safety Forum has published the following safety flash regarding an incident in which a discarded marine flare ignited at a depot where ship’s garbage is sorted out. Fortunately on this occasion there was no injury to personnel involved but some damage was done to the conveyor belt.
Members are reminded that flares and other special wastes should not be disposed of within the ship’s waste receptacles provided by the port. Disposal of Ship’s flares or any Marine pyrotechnic should only be arranged through an approved provider for such services.
The safety flash can be downloaded from marinesafetyforum.org/upload-files//safetyalerts/msf-safety-flash-14.32.pdf.
Members may wish to refer to the following similar incident (key words: pyrotechnics)
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