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Approximately 80,000 metric tonnes of fluorspar is shipped from Huangpu in China each year, usually in parcels of around 10,000 metric tonnes. The cargo is reportedly delivered to the port in open trucks shortly before loading and stored in a covered warehouse until the ship arrives.

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May 2005 - A Hong Kong registered ship capsized and sank in the waters east of Sri Lanka. Investigation into the incident revealed that the probable cause of the incident was liquefaction of the fluorspar cargo inside the cargo holds. We published the Hong Kong Marine Department Notice as a MARS report (2006-02)