Further to BIMCO’s news article “ Cargo Alert – beware of shipping illegal nickel ore from Philippines” on 9 March 2017, BIMCO has received information that loading of nickel ore cargoes out of the Philippines could be highly unsafe in terms of such cargoes liquefying. This is exacerbated by a couple of factors as follows:
Source: Gard P&I Club
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