Ever Decent/Norwegian Dream
- Ever Decent/Norwegian Dream
- Accident date
- Great Britain
- Accident area
- Off Dover, England
- Spill area
- Cause of spill
- Nature of pollutant
- Cyanide, organic lead and pesticides
- Ship / structure type
- Container ship
- Built date
On 28 August 1999, the contain ship Ever Decent collided with the ocean liner Norwegian Dream off Dover (England). Listing badly after the collision, the Ever Decent, which was carryingcyanide, organic lead and pesticides, lost some containers overboard and others on deck caught fire with the risk of both explosion and toxic pollution.
It appeared that the missing containers were eventually confirmed to contain non-hazardous substances. However the containers on fire on the deck were giving off toxic fumes. A fire-fighting crew was sent out to extinguish the fire and all operations were carried out in very careful conditions.
The presence of toxic gases was monitored to ensure the safety of the fire-fighting crew.
After surveys, the vessel was found fit to sail to Zeebrugge (Belgium) for repairs.
- Bonn Agreement, 1999, Chemical spills at sea: case studies, BONN 99/3/6-E
- International Marine Safety Assistance & Consultancy
- Maritime and Coastguard Agency, 2000, Information Relating to Pollution Risks in the UK
Containers and packages lost at sea, Cedre operational guide
Lead, Material Safety Data Sheet
Video of the accident, Maritime and Coastguard Agency web site
CIIMAR database: fate and weathering of Hazardous and Noxious Substances (HNS) involved