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This section is given to alerting the mariner of cargoes which are known to be prone to liquefaction under certain conditions, and to ports of loading where these cargoes have been loaded. Cargoes are listed in the box to the left.

July 2016 - The UK P&I Club in partnership with global cargo experts Minton Treharne & Davis (MTD), have produced a series of seven videos to explain what a can test is and what it looks like in practice. The so-called ‘can test’ is exactly what it says: put some cargo in a can, bang it on the ground for a minute and see if the contents start to flow. If they do, stop the loading and get some proper laboratory tests done – regardless of what it says on the cargo documentation.Click HERE to view the videos

April 2015 - The Standard Club published LP Bulletin on Liquefaction of Mineral Ores and Mineral Concentrates regarding unprocessed mineral ores and refined mineral concentrates which may appear to be in a relatively dry granular state when loaded, however, they may still contain sufficient moisture to become fluid under the stimulus of the compaction and vibration that occurs during a voyage.

GARD P&I Club compilation of articles "Dangerous solid cargoes in bulk DRI, nickel and iron ores" can be dowloaded by clicking on the icon below.