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Search continues for missing Indonesian bulker

Indonesia has deployed more and more search team resources over the past 48 hours to find a bulker that issued a distress signal last week and has since disappeared.

The mystery of what has happened to the Nur Allya and its 25 crew continues to perplex local authorities who have sent planes and boats over a huge area of eastern Indonesia looking for the 2002-built vessel. The search has been hampered by poor weather conditions.

The 52,000 dwt vessel, owned by Jakarta-based Gurita Lintas Samudera, disappeared while carrying nickel ore, a cargo prone to liquefaction.

The search teams have not found any oil spill or floating materials from the ship in the target search area. Search operations will continue tomorrow.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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