Tips to avoid bulk claims

PUBLISHED : Monday, 19 May, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 19 May, 1997, 12:00am

The UK Protection and Indemnity Club has produced a video on bulk cargo claims and how to avoid them.

The video reveals that nearly half of all major claims on the club bulk carriers stem from cargo damage.

Dry bulk accounts for half of the damage followed by steel and bagged bulk.

In addition water causes most damage, often from leading hatch covers and that structural failure was more prevalent in bulk carriers than in other vessels.