Star Bulk May Have a Cursed Ship

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STAR POLARIS on arrival at Mangalia for repairs in March 2012. Image via Shipspotting

The Star Polaris, a 173k DWT Capsize bulk carrier owned by Star Bulk is well on its way to being a cursed ship and she’s not even two years old yet.

In March, she ran aground in the Turkish port of Erigli, forcing Star Bulk to take her off hire for at least a month while they conducted repairs, and today, Star Bulk reports that the ship suffered a main engine failure while sailing from the port of Dangjin, South Korea.  This latest setback will result in the ship being declared off hire by its charterers for approximately four months.

Fortunately for Star Bulk she’s still under warranty and they plan to to recover the cost of the repairs and damages related to the vessel being off hire during that period.

The Star Polaris is currently docked in South Korea where it is undergoing repairs.   She was built by Hanjin Subic shipyard in the Philippines in 2011.