Manila Office
Tel. Nos. (0632) 527-5841 to 43
Email:
manilaoffice@surveyspecialistsinc.com

Cebu Office
Tel. Nos. : (06332) 254-8849
Email:
cebuoffice@surveyspecialistsinc.com

  • North of England Seminar March 4 and March 5, 2015

    03/04/2015

    Andrew Kirkham, Loss Prevention Executive, and Brian McGregor, Senior Executive (Claims) conducted an excellent seminar at the Dragon Room, Pandiman Building

  • Carriage of nickelore from Indonesia and the Philippines

    02/12/13

    Liquefaction of mineral cargoes, particularly nickel ore, have been widely publicised recently.The Association published an article by Brookes Bell in Signals 65 (October 2006) that Members are advised to refer to.The Association is very grateful to Ken Grant of Minton, Treharne & Davies (MTD) and Nicholas Crouch and Martin Jonas of Brookes Bell for providing this article, which describes in more detail the problems associated with liquefaction of nickel ore, and the difficulty in determining its moisture content and flow moisture point, and hence whether it is safe to carry.

  • Liquefaction of unprocessed mineral ores - Iron ore fines and nickel ore

    02/12/13

    Liquefaction of mineral ores, resulting in cargo shift and loss of stability, has been a major cause of marine casualties for many decades. Recent problems, already leading to several total losses this year, have primarily involved the carriage of unprocessed natural ores such as iron ore fines from India and nickel ore from Indonesia, the Philippines and New Caledonia. The main cause of casualties and near misses is the poor compliance of shippers with the testing and certification requirements that are designed to ensure that cargoes are loaded only if the moisture content is sufficiently low to avoid liquefaction occurring during the voyage.

  • Surigao, Philippines - Attack on Nickel Ore Mines

    10/12/11

    It has been just over a week since rebel forces of the New Peoples Army (NPA) attacked nickel ore mines in the Surigao region, including attacks at Taganito Mining Corp and PGMC. There have been no further attacks to date. The areas around Surigao, where loading is normally undertaken, are remote and away from main mine offices and infrastructure (the three attacked were on the coast of mainland Mindanao). Operations take place on deserted islands with very limited equipment. The mines which were attacked had considerable damage to infrastructure, administration buildings, laboratories, depot for heavy equipment and, in the case of TMC, a smelting plant which was in the process of being built. The rebels hit these targets to cause financial damage to the mine owners. There was also damage to local tugs, barges and landing craft.