INTERCARGO Expresses ‘Deep Concern’ Over Missing Nur Allya Loaded with Nickel Ore

The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO) is once again urging shipowners, operators and crews to exercise extreme caution when loading nickel ore and other cargoes known to liquefy following the loss of the Nur Allya in Indonesia. INTERCARGO this week said it was deep concerned over the fate of the 25 crew members reported missing aboard the Nur … [Read more...]

Search Continues Missing Ship Carrying Indonesia Nickel Ore

The search is continuing off the coast of Indonesia for the missing bulker carrier Nur Allya and its 25 crew members more than a week after its disappearance. According to reports, the 52,000 DWT Nur Allya was loaded with Indonesia nickel ore when it went missing on August 20 off the northern coast of Buru Island. The search is being coordinate by the Ambon SAR Office and … [Read more...]

Bulker Carrying Nickel Ore Goes Missing Off Indonesia

A bulk carrier reportedly carrying nickel ore has gone missing off the coast of Indonesia sparking fears over the fate of the ship and its 25 crew members. A major search was underway Monday after contact was lost with the 189-meter MV Nur Allya on August 20 as the ship was sailing from Weda to Makassar, Indonesia, according to Indonesia's Antara News Agency. The last … [Read more...]

Nickel Ore Liquefaction Eyed in Bulker Sinking Off Philippines; 11 Crew Members Missing

Eleven crew members of a Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier are missing after their ship sank Friday off the coast of Philippines in what appears to be a possible case of nickel ore liquefaction. The Japanese Coast Guard reported Friday it had received a distress call from the 57,000 dwt MV Emerald Star, which was sailing about 280 km east of the northern tip of the … [Read more...]

Nickel Ore Liquefaction Causes Bulker Grounding in Philippines

  The liquefaction of nickel ore cargo is being eyed in the grounding of a Singapore-flagged bulk carrier in the Philippines. The Philippines Coast Guard reports that the MV Alam Manis, a 55,652 DWT bulk carrier owned by Malaysian Bulk Carriers, ran aground Friday in the vicinity of Candon City after developing a severe list. The vessel was reported to be carrying … [Read more...]