Dangerous cargo had been exploded on board of the container ship Maersk Kinloss in Iliychevsk, Ukraine. During the discharge of the cargo, the dock workers noticed that several containers are seriously damaged, due to explosion on board. The container, which caused explosion was loaded with the dangerous cargo of aluminum phosphide.
The fire caused damage of the container and cargo inside and also serious damaged the nearby containers. On board of the container ship Maersk Kinloss there were total 2082 containers, 683 of which were discharged in the port of Iliychevsk. The dock workers found 3 TEU with the cargoes aluminium phosphide and oxidizer, which were stowed in the cargo hold. Such stowage is violating the safety regulations and might cause serious accident with the vessel (same as those of MSC Flaminia). The main reason for the accident might be not correctly declared cargo.
The port authorities evacuated the ship and vicinity, as the burning aluminium phosphide is highly poisonous. Two emergency teams were sent to the scene of the accident to check the atmosphere on Maersk Kinloss. The port authorities started investigation of the accident.