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The truth about Bulk Jupiter obscured by silence

The accident report from Bulk Jupiter's dramatic wreck on January 2nd this year, which ShippingWatch has gained access to, lacks crucial evidence material because the ship's charterer refuses to contribute information. But the report reveals numerous criticizable conditions.

A Gearbulk vessel. Not Bulk Jupiter.

The dramatic sinking of dry bulk ship Bulk Jupiter in the South China Sea in the early morning on January 2 2015, which saw 18 of 19 crew members killed, was most likely caused by the cargo of 46,400 tonnes of bauxite from a mine in Malaysia, which far exceeded the international guidelines for transportation of the commodity.

This is according to the final accident report about the shipwreck, which ShippingWatch has gained access to.

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