Research and analysis

Safety lessons: safe carriage of solid bulk cargoes on ships

A safety message to the shipping industry to improve awareness of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code.



Summary of two explosions of gas released from a cargo of unprocessed incinerator bottom ash on Nortrader on 13 January 2017, highlighting the key safety lessons learned during the investigation.

This information has been prepared for the:

  • shipping industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 7 December 2017