5.1-11

OXIDIZING SUBSTANCES, NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED.

Emergency procedures

Action

Turn ship off-wind.
Some substances may explode in a fire situation.

Spillage on deck

Wash spillage overboard with copious quantities of water from as far away as practicable.
Contaminated clothing must be removed and washed carefully with copious quantities of water.

Spillage under deck

Collect spillage, where practicable, using inert absorbent material for liquids, for safe disposal.
Do not repack.
Do not use sawdust or other combustible materials as absorbents.
Contaminated clothing must be removed and washed carefully with copious quantities of water.

Fire on deck

Use copious quantities of water from as far away as practicable.
Remove receptacles likely to be involved or keep them cool with copious quantities of water.

Fire under deck

Ship's fixed fire-fighting installation may not be effective. Adopt action as for "On deck".

Special equipment to be carried

Protective clothing (gloves, boots, coveralls, headgear).
Self-contained breathing apparatus.
Inert absorbent material (e.g. diatomaceous earth).

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