Freight deck evacuated after smoke development
On Sep 10, 2012, strong smoke development from a truck was remarked about midday aboard the "Stena Forecaster" which was in the Västra port in Hangö at that time. The crew managed to rectify the situation in short time. Hydraulic oil had spilled out of the truck and on the hot exhaust pipe on the truck. The surrounding area was quickly evacuated and the truck unloaded. When the rescue services arrived at the scene, the situation was already under control. The ship departed for Lübeck around 10 p.m.
Toxic vapors spread from hazardous cargo
On May 13, 2012, dangerous ammoina vapors escaped from a truck on the main deck of the "Stena Forecaster" while the ferry was enroute Hanko-Luebeck. The captain reported the incident at 5.30 a.m. The fire department Luebeck was called to tackle the hazard. It was found out that the leaking truck was carrying hazardous waste aluminum, which had started to react with water. After the ferry was berthed at the Seeland Quay, measurements showed very high levels of ammonia. The fumes came from the door seals, while liquid dripped from the trailer. The trailer was brought ashore in a mobile hazardous tub. After its door was open, white smoke emerged with a very strong ammonia odor. According to the cargo documents, the truck was supposed to have loaded iron. In fact, the trailer was full of large chunks of aluminum dross with a total weight of 19 tons stored on wooden pallets. These should be delivered to Gelsenkirchen. Aluminum dross reacts chemically in the presence of moisture, forming flammable and toxic gases and heat in the process. The fire department opened the trailer. Measurements with a gas-detection system showed that during the trip inside the trailer there was significant fire hazard. The highly toxic ammonia fumes had spread through the ventilators over the whole main deck. A criminal investigationwas launched because of the illegal waste shipment. The van will probably sent back to Finland. German report with photos: http://www.ln-online.de/nachrichten/3444813/giftgasalarm-im-hafen-aluminiumschlacke-auf-schwedischer-faehre-gefunden
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Stena RoRo has become the first operator to sign a contract for DNV’s new Triple-E rating. After receiving a Triple-E rating for its Stena Foreteller vessel as part of a pilot project with DNV, Stena RoRo became the first customer of this new rating scheme to sign a Triple-E contract for three of its other vessels - the Stena Forecaster, Stena Forerunner and Ark Forwarder. Triple-E is an environmental and energy efficiency rating scheme for ships which helps ship operators to stay at the forefront with regard to green shipping rules and regulations. DNV’s Triple-E is a voluntary environmental and energy efficiency rating scheme. It has been developed in close cooperation with the industry and is designed as a tool to help ship operators improve their organisational performance, identify ways to minimise their environmental impact and optimise their fuel consumption and thereby reduce costs.Upload News