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Legal process over Bulk Jupiter shipwreck being prepared

Carrier Gearbulk and Asian charterer Winning Shipping confirm to ShippingWatch that a judicial process has been launched which will determine responsibility for the tragic Bulk Jupiter shipwreck. One company in particular seems burdened by the accident report.

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At several points in the 64-page accident report investigating Bulk Jupiter's shipwreck, there was mention of the shipper's responsibility for providing accurate information on the state of the ship's cargo before it was loaded on the ship, which sank on January 2 of this year and killed 18 of of 19 total crew members.

And the cargo of 46,400 tons of bauxite, the key material in aluminum production, from a mine in Malaysia, was clearly identified in the accident report as the most likely cause of the shipwreck, which saw Bulk Jupiter sink less than 20 minutes after its first emergency call.

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