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Flag states rarely investigate bulk vessel shipwrecks

In the past ten years, 71 dry bulk vessels of more than 10,000 dwt have been lost at sea, due to factors including cargo liquefying, as was the case with Bulk Jupiter in early 2015. Disappointingly few flag states investigate the wrecks and report to the IMO, notes Intercargo.

Learning from past mistakes is key, but the shipping industry could risk missing out on vital knowledge if flag states fail to report, warns industry association Intercargo. From 2005 to 2015, 71 dry bulk vessels of more than 10,000 dwt have been lost at sea in accidents that have claimed the lives of numerous crew members. 255 individuals in total.

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