Friday, 09 August 2019 13:05

Blown hatch leaves plume billowing in Port of Vancouver

572 blown hatch


The bulk carrier, Minoan Glory, was outbound from Vancouver Harbour on Tuesday with a load of soybeans when it suffered an explosion in the vessel’s number 3 cargo hatch. The explosion was likely caused by excessive pressure built up during the cargo fumigation process. The sound of the hatch blowing and subsequent plume of steam from the hold drew a significant amount of attention.   We are pleased that there were no injuries or pollution as a result of the incident. The vessel suffered minor damage and remains at anchorage in English Bay awaiting repairs.



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