Liquefaction risks and associated mechanisms of cargo shift remain of major concern to the safe shipping in bulk of Group A cargoes. They continue to present significant hazards and expense to the maritime industry both in terms of the tragic loss of life arising through capsize and sinking of vessels as well as the consequences and commercial fallout from ‘near-misses’. Although it is possible to safely carry Group A cargoes if the requirements of the IMSBC Code are strictly followed, all too often relevant parties do not comply with their obligations, out of lack of awareness, poor infrastructure or commercial expediency.
Brookes Bell’s scientists have decades worth of combined experience in dealing with these cargoes, both in terms of assessment for safe carriage, intervention and assessment when dangerous cargoes have been inadvertently loaded prior to sailing, as well as incident response when things go wrong.
Liquefaction of Mineral Ores (584 kB)