Bulk carrier ships have been involved in several accidents in the past because of constructional and operational loopholes. In this article we enumerate 11 important points which are necessary to enhance the overall safety of bulk carrier ships.
Poor judgment and less than adequate communications, as well as an almost total lack of situational awareness on the part of the OOW leads to collision.
Vessels that ply loose cargo loads in bulk quantities across oceanic channels are referred to as bulk carriers. There are different types of bulk carriers according to their purpose. Find out about the different types of bulk carrier ships inside the article.
Bulk carriers are those types of ships which transport cargoes in bulk quantities. The cargo transported in such ships is loose cargo i.e. without any specific packaging to it and generally contains items like food grains, ores and coals and even cement. Find out more about such ships inside the article.
Dry bulk asset values have surged over the past two years following a period of soft returns which encouraged scrapping while ton mile demand continued to climb
Nb. 445, named as ‘Snow Crystal’ is the first ship in a series of two from a new design that was developed for Erik Thun AB from Lidkoping, Sweden.