The Ministry (IL&T) on degassing in transit
Degassing in transit
What is degassing in transit?
Tank barges carry a.o. liquid dangerous goods. After discharging its liquid bulk cargo, some quantity of product remains in the Cargo tanks. These remnants (mostly Vapors) have to be removed from the tanks, before the next product can be loaded. The skipper uses his on-board ventilation system to blow these vapors out of the tanks into the atmosphere and this is called degassing. Degassing in transit is only permitted under certain conditions, according to the European agreement for the transport of dangerous goods by inland waterways (ADN). Read more about the future national ban on degassing in transit via the link below in green.