Another converted ore carrier develops cracks
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Another converted ore carrier develops cracks

Another converted ore carrier develops cracks

18 May 2017 - 14:00 - Update: 19 May 2017 - 13:38


The very large ore carrier (VLOC) Stellar Queen has been delayed from departing Ponta da Madeira, Brazil, after two hull cracks were discovered on the upper deck. South Korean shipping firm Polaris owns the vessel, which is a conversion from a very large crude carrier (VLCC) like the Stellar Daisy. The latter vessel sank on 31 March off the coast of Uruguay. The cracks were discovered on the Stellar Queen before loading and a survey was carried out by the Korean Register of Shipping, which is responsible for the vessel along with the Stellar Daisy. The vessel was cleared to proceed and loaded 296,302t of iron ore belonging to Brazilian producer Vale at Ponta Da Madeira on 3-7 May. But Polaris decided to delay the voyage and wait for a more detailed survey that will be carried out on 11 May in conjunction with the Korean Register of Shipping and various other authorities followed by any necessary repair works.

Source: VesselTracker.Com
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