bulk carriers

Bulk Jupiter sinking: A stark reminder of bauxite cargo risks

It has been almost 5 years since the Bahamas-flagged bulk carrier ‘Bulk Jupiter’ sank off Vietnam taking the lives of 18 crew members. Although the accident could not be officially attributed to cargo liquefaction, it opened discussions on the hazards associated with the carriage of bauxite.

Lifeboat from missing bulk carrier found off Indonesia

Search and rescue teams have discovered signs of the missing bulk carrier ‘Nur Allya’, almost two weeks after the ship disappeared off eastern Indonesia, along wits its 25 crew. Local media report that a lifeboat belonging to the ship has been found, while an oil sheen has been discovered in the area. 

Safebridge, the company behind SafeMetrix joins INTERCARGO.

In a strategic step and an effort to extend the benefits of its psychometric assessment provisions to the dry cargo sector, Safebridge, the company behind the SafeMetrix platform joins INTERCARGO – The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners.

Bulk carrier with 25 crew disappears off east Indonesia

Search and rescue operations are underway for the Indonesian-flagged bulk carrier ‘Nur Allya’, which has been missing along with its 25 crew members, after sending a distress signal in waters off eastern Indonesia on Sunday. The ship was carrying nickel ore to Southeast Sulawesi province.

Wallem bulk carrier saves fishermen lost at sea for 10 days

ISL Star, a bulk carrier managed by Wallem Group, together with the US Coast Guard successfully retrieved a crew of eight Indonesian fishermen adrift for over a week after their boat lost power in the middle of the western Pacific.

NYK to construct energy-saving bulk carrier

NYK informed that it has concluded a contract with Japan Marine United Corporation to construct a next-generation energy-saving bulk carrier. After delivery in 2021, the ship is planned to transport raw materials for JFE Steel Corporation under a long-term charter contract between NYK and JFE Steel.

Two bulkers collide on Singapore anchorage

Two bulk carriers, ‘Spring Snow’ and ‘Klima’, collided on 4 July within Singapore port waters. The incident took place while the two vessels were performing bunkering operations. The damages to ‘Spring Snow’ are not known, while ‘Klima’ sustained hull breach in the cargo hold area, as well as water ingress. 

Chinese container ship collides with bulker near Zhenjiang

The inland container ship Yu Hang 18 collided with the berthed bulk carrier Odigitria, near Zhenjiang, on July 6. Both ships sustained damages, while 7 containers fell from Yu Hang 18. According to initial information, the accident took place as the container ship lost control.

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