Hazardous and Noxious Substances Spill Incidents

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On this database it is collected information on the fate and weathering of hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) accidentally spilt at the sea around the world. It gathers and systematizes existing information to assist stakeholders involved in spill preparedness and response, and builds return of experience datasheets for the chemicals involved. It will facilitate the incorporation of lessons from past incidents on the decision process to improve preparedness.

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France - La Réunion

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HNS Spilt

Deoxidized iron ore ballsSolid


Amount Spilt (T)21000

CAS Number-


Physical Behaviour (SEBC code)


Pollution Category (MARPOL Annex 2)


Class according to IMDG code


Subsidiary Risk Class according to IMDG code

Classification as Marine Pollutant


HNS Classification (2010 HNS Convention)

Fate and weathering facts observed/reported

Uncontrollable heating of the cargo was noted. No fate and weathering information available. Boat was scuttled and submerged in waters 1,700 m deep due to risk of fire and explosion.

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)