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Public warned as huge chemical fire breaks out at Laem Chabang port

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20 hours ago, overherebc said:

If the port is closed what's the traffic situation on the main road outside.

Probably an utter mess, like all the roads around here, nothing new. 

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2 hours ago, marcusarelus said:

Porntipa Taweenuch is the port director did the current government appoint her or do you not know what you are talking about again.

Yes, sorry to offend a junta apologist, but she was appointed by the regime.

 

Company Position
Director, President and Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Date of Appointment
25 May 2017

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2 hours ago, grollies said:

Fire under control Saturday afternoon, chemical was calcium hypochlorite according to the BKK Post........whoops

Calcium Hypochlorite (UN1748) is DG Class 5.1 (Oxidizing Agent) and not Class 1 (Explosive), as was assumed in this thread. MSDS is available on the internet.

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2 minutes ago, onthemoon said:

Calcium Hypochlorite (UN1748) is DG Class 5.1 (Oxidizing Agent) and not Class 1 (Explosive), as was assumed in this thread. MSDS is available on the internet.

Maybe the ship had brake failure as it reacts strongly on contact with brake fluid.

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11 hours ago, overherebc said:

Of course it was not known at the time of the explosion/fire.

All those details will eventually be known but that takes investigation and analysis. Not something you do when the fire is still burning.

And of course all those points will be dismissed by the posters after 15 beers and rejection by the oldest and ugliest hooker in the bar. 😆😆

Of course it was known while still burning - the fire fighters look at the documents before deciding what substance to use to extinguish the fire. The Shipper's Declaration also contains the emergency phone number (available 24/7 during transport) they can call in case of any questions. That number does not belong to some manager but to the chemist at shipper. 

 

There are very strict international regulations with regards to the transportation of dangerous goods, nothing is left to guesswork. And the Thai ports are indeed on international level with regards to such accidents.

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1 hour ago, overherebc said:

MSDS would take about a week to read. 

Used for water treatment but reacts with so many other compounds

The MSDS takes a few minutes to read. You may have never been trained on how to read them, but the fire fighters have.

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1 hour ago, NanLaew said:

Doesn't matter really since I have read that Porntipa Taweenuch, the port director, already has all the MSDS's in the world, ever, on her iPhone.

She does - they are readily available on the internet. However, she doesn't need them, the fire fighters do.

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22 minutes ago, onthemoon said:

The MSDS takes a few minutes to read. You may have never been trained on how to read them, but the fire fighters have.

I love assumptions. 😆😆

9 A4 pages on the one I'm looking at, from a Canadian manufacturer.

I would say this shipment very likely came from China, they make a lot of this product.

Perhaps their MSDS said

Don't get wet.

Just to add, until they determine the actual reason for the explosion and fire nobody can say this chemical caused it. 

Maybe it was an explosion close to it that threw it in the air and all over the outsides of the people and cars in the area.

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31 minutes ago, overherebc said:

Maybe the ship had brake failure as it reacts strongly on contact with brake fluid.

Maybe. Maybe aliens sent a heat ray. The cause of the accident will be investigated.

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21 minutes ago, overherebc said:

I love assumptions. 😆😆

9 A4 pages on the one I'm looking at, from a Canadian manufacturer.

I would say this shipment very likely came from China, they make a lot of this product.

Perhaps their MSDS said

Don't get wet.

Just to add, until they determine the actual reason for the explosion and fire nobody can say this chemical caused it. 

Maybe it was an explosion close to it that threw it in the air and all over the outsides of the people and cars in the area.

Yes, maybe. Nothing can be ruled out at this moment. Not even the heat ray from the aliens.

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38 minutes ago, spidermike007 said:

Yes, sorry to offend a junta apologist, but she was appointed by the regime.

 

Company Position
Director, President and Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Date of Appointment
25 May 2017

How could she - or anybody else in her position, regardless of who appointed them - have prevented the accident from happening? 

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5 minutes ago, onthemoon said:

How could she - or anybody else in her position, regardless of who appointed them - have prevented the accident from happening? 

One word. Competence.

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17 minutes ago, onthemoon said:

How could she - or anybody else in her position, regardless of who appointed them - have prevented the accident from happening? 

It's a mind set nowadays. 

One idiot low down on the chain does something wrong and everybody starts baying for the head of the top guy.

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20 hours ago, from the home of CC said:

I just made a simple statement that many words in the MSDS world do not have an equivalent translation in Thai, therefore if not well versed in English it wouldn't mean much to many, especially considering the technical terms that are used. That is not even considering that work place safety is dictated by the baht, not protecting people and this is unfortunately is generally the M.O. throughout S.E. Asia, and championed by the Chinese.

It is a "Hong Kong" ship so why would the Thais have an MSDS for something in a container that was earlier reported to be in transit to Vietnam. Waffling on about who can read English or not is pretty much irrelevant. 

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