Friday, April 19, 2024

Chemical incident at the port of Tilbury

Update 21:40hrs: Firefighters have gained entry to the trailer. There is no obvious leak.

Update 21:57hrs: Crews used one thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots. Incident scene left with port authority.


ESSEX Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus have been called to a chemical incident in at the Port of Tilbury.

Crew members at the incident scene report a strong chemical smell coming from a trailer.

The area has been cordonned off by 100m. Crews are working with port staff.


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