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MV Asian Forest's cargo of Iron Ore Fines was suspected of undergoing liquefaction causing the bulk carrier to list then capsize (Source: Mangalorean News).

A listing bulk carrier is stable and at equilibrium, but the distribution of weight aboard (often caused by uneven loading, flooding or liquefaction) causes it to heel to one side. If a listing bulk carrier goes beyond the point where a righting moment will keep it afloat, it will capsize and potentially sink.

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