US to Monitor Hazardous Tianjin Cargo


The US Coast Guard has issued a warning that US-bound cargo from the Tianjin Blast site should be monitored for any hazardous chemicals that may have latched onto shipping container, according to IHS Maritime 360.

It was previously reported by PTI that the blast involving hazardous chemicals took place as a result of a failure to adhere to the correct safety regulations.

Regionally, people were ordered to evacuate the area to around a five-mile radius as a way of avoiding the harmful cyanide that filled the air.

The US Coast Guard said: “US companies are looking for reassurances regarding the health and safety of those who handle shipping containers across the supply chain.”

The incident has killed a total of 139 people and 11 port officials have been suspected of violating the proper protocol, after efforts were made to build a chemical warehouse, despite the officials having knowledge that the site was deemed to be unsafe.

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