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27 Sep 1985 description


UNDRO 85/2130

SOMALIA - HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ACCIDENT
INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
27 SEPTEMBER 1985

SITUATION

1. THE PANAMIAN REGISTERED CARGO VESSEL M/V ARIADNE WENT AGROUND 24 AUGUST 1985 AT ENTRANCE PORT MOGADISCIO. CARGO CONSISTS OF HIGHLY INFLAMMABLE AND TOXIC CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES, AND OIL, PRESENTING SEVERE DANGER TO PUBLIC AND NVIRONMENT. ON 21 SEPTEMBER GOVERNMENT OF SOMALIA ALERTED INTER-GOVERNMENTAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION (IMO) AND UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME (UNEP) OF HAZARD RISK.