In shipping, people come before data

When he heard the news about the sinking of the ore carrier Stellar Daisy, my lunch guest tells me, he felt his heart ache. There was a sadness that went back more than 30 years […]

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Merchant ships join search for Stellar Daisy

Commercial ships have joined the ongoing search-and-rescue efforts for the Polaris Shipping-owned ore carrier that reportedly sank in the Atlantic Ocean on 31 March. A notice from South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that […]

Stellar Daisy was converted from a 1993-built crude oil tanker that Polaris purchased from Dynacom Tankers in 2007. Credit: Malte Schwarz

Polaris VLOC sinks in Atlantic

A very large ore carrier owned by South Korea’s Polaris Shipping has sunk in the Atlantic Ocean during a routine Brazil–China voyage. Twenty-two seafarers remain missing after seafarers aboard the 266,141 dwt Stellar Daisy sent […]