There have been a number of cargo stability problems with bulk cargoes of metal ores from Indian and Indonesian ports caused by cargo liquefaction. Two bulk carriers have capsized and another was forced back to port with a 20 degree list.

The various loss prevention resources available to support Members' efforts in safely operating in these trades are colllated below.

18/09/2010
Comparisons between observed and pre-calculated drafts will give an early indication of any possible de-ballasting or ballasting problems or discrepancies in the loading plan.
12/11/2010
Members should be reminded of the inherent dangers of carrying ore cargoes with tendencies to liquefy. Previous LP bulletins have been issued by the Club with regard to cargoes loaded in...
05/08/2010
The Association would like to advise Members that iron ore exports from the Indian state of Karnataka have been banned.
19/11/2010
Further to the Club’s earlier LP Bulletin 716 on Iron Ore Fines and Iron Ore Lumps, the following informs Members about the forthcoming change in the status and review of the International Maritime Solid...

Emergency Contacts


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Ship Finder


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