Bauxite Cargoes & Liquefaction

7 January 2015

Members may be aware from recent press reports of the recent total loss of the “Bulk Jupiter”, which capsized and sank off Vietnam. 18 men are feared to have lost their lives in the casualty. At the time of the incident the ship was bound for China with a cargo of bauxite loaded in Kuantan, Malaysia.

Although it is not possible at this stage to identify the cause of the loss of “Bulk Jupiter”, Members are reminded that the potential for bauxite to liquefy has been covered in previous News Alerts, the most recent of which can be accessed by clicking here.

Any Member fixed to load bauxite from any Malaysian port should contact the Club for assistance.