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Friday, 04 October 2019 11:12

Nur Allya found

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Pinger locators have finally found where the Nur Allya sank six weeks ago. After an extraordinary search over thousands of square kilometres, Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Commission has located the Gurita Lintas Samudra-owned ship in the Halmahera Sea, north of Buru Island in the Maluku area that sits in the heart of the Indonesian archipelago. The ship’s last contact with its owner was on August 20, after which a giant search and rescue operation got underway. The vessel was carrying nickel ore when it sank with 25 crew onboard, a cargo prone to dangerous liquefacation. None of the crew have been found. Since the incident, Intercargo urged all shipping companies to exercise “extreme caution” when accepting, for carriage, nickel ore and other cargoes that have the potential to liquefy.

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