27 Apr 2022 update
Members may find attached & download the INTERCARGO Draft Bulk Carrier Casualty Report 2021, which was revised as per the comments from members, and reviewed and approved at the latest INTERCARGO Committees’ meetings.
Between the years 2012 to 2021, there were 27 bulk carriers over 10,000 dwt identified as total losses, and as consequence, 92 crew members have lost their lives. Cargo liquefaction remains the greatest contributor to loss of life, and groundings remain the greatest cause of ship losses.
- Cargo liquefaction remains the greatest contributor to loss of life and concern of the bulk carrier industry
Among 27 casualties, five bulk carrier casualties occurred as a consequence of cargo liquefaction, with four vessels carrying nickel ore and one carrying bauxite, as listed below:
- Harita Bauxite, IMO No. 8103664, sank on 17 Feb 2013, carrying 47,450 metric tons of nickel ore from Indonesia, with the loss of 15 seafarer lives.
- Trans Summer, IMO No. 9615468, capsized and sank on 14 Aug 2013, carrying 57,000 tons of nickel ore from Indonesia.
- Bulk Jupiter, IMO No. 9339947, sank on 02 Jan 2015 and 18 crew lost with bauxite cargo onboard loaded in Kuantan, Malaysia.
- Emerald Star, IMO No. 9449261, heavily listed and finally capsized and sank on 13 Oct 2017, carrying nickel ore cargo from Buli, Indonesia. 16 crew members were rescued with 10 crew members missing.
- Nur Allya, , IMO No. 9245237, disappeared with all the 27 seafarers near Buru Island in Maluku on 20 Aug 2019, carrying nickel ore from Weda island (North Maluku).