Liquefaction remains a killer on bulk carriers

The specialist nickel ore carrier Jules Garnier II employs longitudinal bulkheads in in its cargo holds to ensure stability and structural strength even when liquefied nickel ore cargoes are loaded. (Credit: ClassNK)

Cargo liquefaction is the single biggest killer on bulk carriers, according to an analysis published by Intercargo in February 2019. It looked at a decade of bulk carrier losses from 2009 to 2018 and focused on ships of 10,000gt and above. It identified 48 total losses in that period, of ...

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