A continuing story about cracks found on VLOC's owned by the South Korean Polaris Shipping company. This time cracks in the deck of the mv Stellar Queen have been found. These incidents cannot be dealt with as just accidents anymore. Which one is next?
The ship is at the moment in São Luis in Brasil. A cause is maybe the fitting of the 10 enormous hatches during the conversion and the necessary removal of a lot of longitudinal girders which could have weakened the deck structure.
In the mean time there are no AIS data available, since already some weeks, from the mv Stellar Unicorn and the mv Stellar Cosmo. Positions are therefore unknown.