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Malaysia tightens bauxite controls after fatal wreck

The Malaysian authorities have decided to tighten its controls of bauxite bulk cargoes in the port of Kuantan. The move follows the fatal wreck of vessel Bulk Jupiter, which had loaded bauxite in the port. However, Skuld points to problematic control measures.

The violent wreck of Bulk Jupiter in January this year now makes the Malaysian authorities increase inspections of bauxite cargoes.

The ship, owned by Gearbulk, sank without warning and resulted in the death of 18 crew members after having loaded bauxite in Kuantan, Malaysia. The incident has made several organizations point out that the likely cause was that the bauxite cargo on the ship had been displaced and turned into a liquefied substance, which is much more dangerous.

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