Unwanted Cargo Sinks Ship

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Jul 232009

Master's might need iron resolution to avoid the Asian Forest's fate

“Just say ‘no’” says the North of England P&I Club apparently in response to the sinking of the China-bound general cargo ship Asian Forest off the Indian coast on 17 July. It is suspected that her foundering, without loss of life, was due to the liquefaction of her cargo of iron ore fines, already rejected by another vessel.

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