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Dangers associated with the carriage of direct reduced iron (C ) fines

19 November 2020

A cargo that is extremely highly reactive in the presence of water, reacting with air to produce hydrogen, a flammable gas and heat. The explosion and tragic loss of life on "Ythan" in 2004 as well as the deliberate sinking by the French Authorities of the “Adamandas” (2003) with her cargo and bunkers on board culminated into a new cargo entry called Direct reduced iron ore fines in the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC ) Code.

IMSBC Code group B cargoes

04 May 2021

A Group B cargo is one which possesses a chemical hazard which could give rise to a dangerous situation on a ship.

Dangers associated with the carriage of iron ore fines

19 November 2020

Iron ore fines, if not carried safely under the requirements of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC) Code, can be extremely problematic due to its liquefaction tendencies and can risk stability to ship and safety of crew.

IMSBC Code group A cargoes

04 May 2021

A Group A cargo is one which may liquefy if shipped at a moisture content in excess of its transportable moisture limit.