INTERCARGO Calls for Corrective Action on Designation of Certain Fertilizer Cargo Under IMSBC Code

INTERCARGO, the international trade association representing the interests of dry cargo vessel owners, is calling on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to correct the designation of certain ammonium nitrate-based fertilizer cargo under the IMSBC code in response to the publication of the casualty report into the total loss of the M/V Cheshire. In August 2017, the … [Read more...]

UK-Flagged Bulk Carrier Adrift in Atlantic Ocean After Fire

The crew of a UK-flagged bulk carrier has been evacuated after a fire broke out in a cargo hold off Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. Spain's Salvamento Marítimo confirmed that two SAR helicopters evacuated all 24 crew members on Monday from the MV Chesire, which is carrying a cargo of ammonium nitrate fertilizer. The fire is believed to have started due to a chemical … [Read more...]