Preliminary findings into Chlorine tank incident at the port of Aqaba
A number of tanks containing Chlorine were being loaded onto the MV Forest 6 at the port of Aqaba on 27 June 2022. During the operation, a tank fell and was punctured.
The release of Chlorine gas resulted in the death of 13 and injury of more than 250 people. On 3 July 2022, the head of the Aqaba Port incident investigation committee held a press conference announcing initial findings.
We are grateful to the Jordanian Chemical Process Safety Engineers Society for sharing this information. Their original report can be found on LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/posts/jordanian-chemical-process-safety-engineers-society_aqabaabrport-accident-incident-activity-6950927450033827840-eoDB?utm_source=linkedin_share&utm_medium=member_desktop_web . We acknowledge their commitment to sharing learning to benefit others. If you have similar operations, please share this information with managers, operatives and any potentially affected third parties as appropriate. Please also review any of your relevant operations for similar hazardous conditions, risks, and controls.
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