Crews called to ship leaking chemical

FIREFIGHTERS were called out to a hazardous materials incident.

Wednesday, 21st June 2017, 11:20 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:27 am
Emergency services including the fire and rescue service will be present on the day

Crews from Cosham, Meon Valley and others across Hampshire were called out to DP World in Western Avenue, Southampton, at 2.21pm yesterday.

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A ship started leaking an alkaline chemical called triethylamine.

Speaking to The News, a spokesman from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘The chemical was leaking on board the ship.

‘Crews used some putty and two sets of freezing apparatus to deal with the hazardous chemical – most of the crews were out by 5.30pm.’