(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) INTERCARGO, the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners, recently submitted their Bulk Carrier Casualty Report on the years 2008-2017, to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the consideration of the Member States, Non-Governmental Organisations and other interested parties. This report details the trends and availability of casualty investigation reports as well as breaking down total losses by cause, bulk carrier size, age, and dead weight tonnage (DWT).
- 22 Handysize bulk carriers were lost, representing 41.5% of the total 53 casualties reported, while most cases happened before 2011 and remarkable improvement thereafter.
- 11 Handymax were lost, representing 20.8% of the total without clear pattern of improvement through the years.
- Supramax suffered 8 ship losses, taking 15.1% of the total, with 5 losses related to suspected cargo failure (liquefaction) and consequential loss of 85 lives.
- Capesize suffered 7 ship losses, taking 13.2% of the total.
- Panamax showed least number of total losses, representing 9.4%…
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