Guide on reducing liquefaction from London P&I

London P&I Club has released an operational guide on the reduction of the risk of bulk cargo liquefaction. The Club noted that, despite an improvement in the awareness of the risks associated with the carriage of cargoes such as iron ore fines, coal, manganese ore fines and nickel ore, incidents involving liquefaction continued

Although the main, mandatory requirements for the safe carriage of solid bulk cargoes are stipulated in the IMSBC Code London P& I Club, working in co-operation with classification society Bureau Veritas and its casualty and salvage subsidiary TMC Marine, has produced an operational guide, ‘Reducing the Risk of Liquefaction’ which provides general guidance and practical advice to masters, ship owners, shippers and charterers on the loading and carriage of bulk cargoes which may liquefy, the risks associated with liquefaction, and the precautions which should be taken to minimise those risks, both before acceptance of the cargo and during carriage.