Coast Guard establishes safety zone for PETN spill

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port responsible for the Port of Morehead City, North Carolina, has ordered a 300-yard safety zone around the vessel LEHMANN FORESTER and closed the port in response to the puncturing of a single container containing PETN (Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate). PETN has many industrial uses, but is classified as an explosive.

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