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China Navigation bulk carrier Lintan leaks hydrogen, fears of explosion

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 2, 2020
Workers refused to let a bulk carrier enter Port of Szczecin to unload its remaining zinc concentrate cargo, after hydrogen leaks were detected.
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Lintan, a 2015-built 39,641 dwt bulk carrier owned by Singapore based China Navigation, had arrived in Szczecin on 18 December 2019, loaded with zinc concentrate that is possibly from Malaysia, based on IHS Markit’s AISLive data.

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Polish media reported that the leftover cargo had become wet, resulting in the production of hydrogen, which could cause an explosion.

Initially, when the ship arrived, some of the cargo was unloaded, using shovels.

However, the remaining cargo is stuck deep in the holds, requiring dockers to physically enter the vessel to be removed.

Dockers said that the situation is such that there is little oxygen in the cargo holds.