INTERCARGOInternational Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners
Joint Technical SeminarBulk Carrier Casualties22nd November, 2006byRoger HoltSecretary General
Bulk Carrier casualties and incidents
Agenda: Casualty Data
Casualty Report for 2005
Casualty expectations for 2006
- IACS Rules
INTERCARGOBulk CarrierCasualty Data
INTERCARGOLosses by Cause 96 bulk carriers over 10,000 dwt have been identified as lost, or on average 9.6 ships per year 372 crewmembers have lost their lives, or on average 37 deaths per year 21.11 years was the average age of the bulk carriers lost 4.0 m dwt has been lost, or on average 402,514 dwt per year
INTERCARGOLosses by Bulk Carrier TypeHandysize (61 Losses)Capesize (7 Losses)Panamax (16 Losses)Handymax (12 Losses)
INTERCARGOLosses by Age
INTERCARGOLosses by Cargo Carried
INTERCARGOLosses Caused by Structural Failure
INTERCARGOLosses by DWT
INTERCARGOLosses by Average Age
INTERCARGOLoss of Life
INTERCARGOShips and Lives Lost
Flag State performanceINTERCARGO
INTERCARGOAnnual Average Ships Lost
INTERCARGOAnnual Average Lives Lost
INTERCARGOAnnual Average DWT Lost
INTERCARGOAnnual Age of Ships Lost
Casualty Reportfor 2005
INTERCARGOAnalysis of total losses in 2005
6 bulk carriers over 10,000 dwt have been identified as total losses for the year 2005 out of a growing world dry bulk fleet (over 10,000 dwt) estimated as 6,071 ships .
8 crew members lost their lives.
6 bulk carriers lost with an average age of 24.00 years, compared to an average age of 15.20 years for the world bulk carrier fleet over 10,000 dwt.
INTERCARGO 0.16 million dwt lost out of a total of 340.50 million dwt for the world bulk carrier fleet over 10,000 dwt, accounting for 0.04%.
Concentration of casualties once again occurs in the smaller sizes of bulk carriers.
Two other serious incidents occurred, but contrary to press reports given at the time of the incidents, these bulk carriers will be repaired and returned to service. These vessels were the Hua Ling (IMO No.7392878) and the Vertigo (IMO No.8417601).
m/v Bright Sunm/v Starluckm/v Golden Dragonm/v Aureliam/v Everise Glory Geographical overview of the lossesm/v Kiperousa
INTERCARGOAurelia, bulk carrier
INTERCARGOBright Sun, bulk carrier
INTERCARGOEverise Glory, bulk carrier
INTERCARGOGolden Dragon, bulk carrier
INTERCARGOKiperousa, bulk carrier
INTERCARGOStarluck, bulk carrier
Casualty expectations for 2006
INTERCARGOCasualties to-date in 2006
Alexandros T has been tragically lost during 2006 with the loss of 26 crew members.
Setsuyo Star was a near miss also off S.Africa
Total Losses in 2006: 6 ships + 37 livesvis--vis 9.6 ships + 37 losses of lives average per year over the past 10 years
2006 (to 11.06) 6 losses / 1 structural
2005 6 / 1
2004 5 / 1
2003 4 / 0
. 1996 14 losses
Casualty analysis must be viewed within the context of fleet growthCasualty rates remain consistent Assuming no further casualties in 2006, loss rate will be around 1 per 1,000 vessels (1996-2.6)INTERCARGOAnalysis of total losses in 2006
Bulk Carriers - IMO & IACS RequirementsINTERCARGOSource: ABSRequirements have come into force affecting new and/or existing Bulk CarriersFocus is to enhance the hull watertight / weathertight integrity, to provide flooding protection & detection, and to protect seafarers
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