Friday, 30 August 2019 09:32

Indonesian bulker sends distress signal before disappearing

575 Indonesian Bulker

 

The Indonesian bulker, Nur Allya, has disappeared along with its 25 crew members, off the coast of eastern Indonesia. Shortly before disappearing, the crew sent a distress signal, although the its not immediately clear what prompted the call. Search and rescue efforts were launched right away, but the 52,400 dwt vessel which was carrying nickel ore, is yet to be located. Nickel ore has gained the reputation of being one of the world’s deadliest cargoes because it is highly susceptible to liquefaction, especially when exposed to damp conditions. Cargo liquefaction can result in a vessel to lose stability and capsize with minimal notice.

 

 

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