Everyone must contribute information that could help shed light on accidents at sea, and as such, dry bulk organization Intercargo reprimands Asia-based Winning Shipping, the shipper and charterer of dry bulk vessel Bulk Jupiter which wrecked shortly after new year. The dry bulk carriers' interest group held a meeting in Athens this week.
In this regard, the organization states that the accident report concerning the Bulk Jupiter incident sets a high industry standard. It usually takes an average of 20 months for a flag state to complete an accident report following a shipwreck, if a report is in fact prepared. Of 69 incidents in the past ten years, only 24 only accident reports have been submitted to the IMO, writes Intercargo.