MPA Singapore issues circular 22/2011
The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a circular cautioning ship owners and masters concerning the danger of liquefaction when iron ore fines are carried in bulk as follows:
This circular informs the Shipping Community of the IMO circular
DSC.1/Circ.66 , issued to bring to their attention the danger of liquefaction
when iron ore fines is carried in bulk.
Iron ore fines is currently not specifically listed in the IMSBC Code.
A correspondence group has been established by the DSC sub-committee to
develop specific schedules for iron ore fines for inclusion in the IMSBC Code,
with particular focus on the phenomenon of liquefaction in some types of iron ore fines.
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Source: MPA Singapore