INTERCARGO published its Bulk Carrier Casualty Report 2019, which includes an analysis of casualty statistics covering the timeframe between 2010 to 2019.
Following news that the owner of the ill-fated Stellar Daisy was found guilty over the bulk carrier’s sinking, the Busan District Prosecutors’ Office plans to appeal to a higher court, seeking greater punishments for those involved in the tragic incident.
INTERCARGO has applauded the recent announcement by the IMO’s Secretary General of his determination to improve the number of accident investigation reports that are submitted to the IMO. Exactly one year ago, INTERCARGO reminded that cargo liquefaction continued to be a major risk for dry bulk shipping.
On January 10, the Captain and crew of the M/V Sunda, recovered from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, a skipper along with a family of four members because of engine malfunction of their sailing boat.
After the Canadian-flagged self discharging bulk carrier ‘RT Honorable Paul Martin’ ran aground on the American side of the St. Lawrence Seaway, on 6 October, it has now been refloated and anchored outside of the port of Johnstown, Ontario. The ship is now waiting for repairs.
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.
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.
UK P&I Club published lessons learned from a crew mooring injury, which happened as a bulk carrier was discharging cargo alongside a mineral terminal. Namely, one of the ropes snapped, violently striking the second officer, which sustained broken ribs and serious internal injuries.
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.
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.
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