Sunken Stellar Daisy Found in Remote South Atlantic

U.S.-based ocean exploration firm Ocean Infinity has located the wreck of the lost South Korean bulk carrier Stellar Daisy in the South Atlantic Ocean approximately 1800 nautical miles due west of Cape Town, the company announced Sunday. The Stellar Daisy, a 266,000 DWT Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC), sank on 31 March 2017 while transporting iron ore from Brazil to China. … [Read more...]

U.S. Subsea Firm to Commence Search for Missing Stellar Daisy in Remote South Atlantic

The vessel used in the private search for the missing MH370 aircraft and Argentina's missing sub, ARA San Juan, will now hunt for the Stellar Daisy, one of the world's largest bulk ships, in the southern Atlantic Ocean. US-based subsea exploration firm Ocean Infinity says its vessel Seabed Constructor has set sail from Cape Town to begin its search for the lost … [Read more...]

Report: South Korea Seeking Arrest Warrants Over 2017 Stellar Daisy Sinking in South Atlantic

South Korean authorities are seeking an arrest warrant for the head of Polaris Shipping along with four others related to the 2017 sinking of the Stellar Daisy in the South Atlantic. According to South Korea's Yonhap News, maritime police lodged a request with prosecutors on Wednesday seeking the arrest of Kim Wan-joon, CEO and Chairman of Polaris, as well as two other … [Read more...]

Polaris Very Large Ore Carrier Adrift Off Brazil After Fire

One of the world's largest bulk carriers and a sister vessel to the ill-fated Stellar Daisy is adrift off the coast of Brazil after a fire knocked out power to the vessel more than four days ago. The 1994-built Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) Stellar Samba has been disabled since May 26 after a fire in its engine room. Crew members were able to extinguish the fire and no … [Read more...]

MV STELLAR DAISY Loss Casts Shadow Over Fleet of Vale Iron-Ore Carriers

By R.T. Watson (Bloomberg) -- A second vessel contracted to haul iron ore for Brazilian miner Vale SA was delayed for repairs following the loss of a similar ship that mysteriously sank en route to China leaving 22 people presumed dead. The Stellar Queen departed Vale’s port terminal in northeastern Brazil on May 7 carrying almost 300,000 metric tons of ore, according to the … [Read more...]