Guide for the Safe Loading of Nickel Ore by INTERCARGO
INTERCARGO has provided us with the following information.
Nickel Ore cargoes are exported from a number of countries in the Tropics including Indonesia, the Philippines, and New Caledonia. Four, very serious incidents recently resulted in the sinking of the bulk carriers Jian Fu Star, Nasco Diamond, Hong Wei and Vinalines Queen in very short succession, all of which were carrying nickel ore. These casualties have resulted in the loss of 66 seafarers’ lives in just over 12 months. This guide aims to help masters, ship operators and other industry stakeholders understand the risks associated with the carriage of nickel ore cargoes.
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