Exploding reefers prompt “accredited depot” talks
The Container Owners’ Association (COA) is considering a system of accreditation for reefer service depots, after the use of contaminated coolant in reefer boxes led to the deaths of three maintenance workers last year.
Three men were killed in explosions last year at ports in Vietnam and Brazil after counterfeit 134a refrigerant was added to reefer boxes’ cooling systems at Ho Chi Minh port in Vietnam.
The counterfeit refrigerant contained R40 (methyl chloride), which reacted...
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