|Contamination damage to 500M/T of PLASTICIZER DIOCTYL PHTHALATE ex. "PACIFIC GLORY" unloaded at Bangkok on 18th October 1979.|
|At a wharf of the Mitsubishi Chemical Tank
Yard on the westside of Chao Phraya River, south of Bangkok, two kinds
of liquid cargo were discharged simultaneously from the chemical
tanker gPACIFIC GLORYh. 507.166 M/T of Palm Oil was to discharge
from her No.1 center tank onto an Oil Barge alongside her using her No.1
Cargo Pump and 500 M/T of Dioctyl Phthalate from her No.3 center tank to
shore tank using her No.2 Cargo Pump.
Due to crewfs mistake in handling her cargo valves, two kinds of liquid cargo were contaminated with each other.
|Fujii &Toda were retained by Cargo Underwriters of Plasticizer Dioctyl Phthalate in an attempt to effect recovery of the damage done to the Plasticizer Dioctyl Phthalate. The matter was settled out of court.
|Attorney Fujii flew to Bangkok and investigated the circumstances of the case at the Chemical Tank Yard.@|
|The vessel was alongside with this wharf to discharge cargoes.|
|Attorney Fujii was assisted by Mr.Takata, an NKKK surveyor
residing in Bangkok. MR.Takata points a shore valve which was connected
to the vesselfs pipe line.
Approval for portrait is obtained in September 2002 from Mr.Takata, now NKKK Kobe office.
|Shore tanks were seen over the shore valves.|
|Sample of the contaminated Dioctyl Phthalate compared with sound one.