Another bulk vessel wrecks with hazardous cargo

11 crew members are missing after a bulk vessel loaded with nickel ore sank off the Philippines, just one month after the topic of hazardous cargoes including nickel ore was discussed by the IMO.

Modelfoto | Photo: IMO

Early Friday morning last week, a bulk vessel loaded with nickel ore sank off the coast of the Philippines. 11 of the 26 Indian crew members are still missing, report several media.

Emerald Star, built in 2010 and totaling 57,300 dwt was allegedly headed to China with nickel ore from Indonesia on board when it sank. A passing ship helped rescue 15 crews seafarers from the water. This shipwreck happened just one month after the IMO held a meeting to discuss hazardous cargo which can liquefy during sailing.

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