"Mega ships are not the biggest threat"

Whether a ship is big is not necessarily the key factor deciding the scope of an accident shipwreck occurs, explains one of the world's leading global consulting firms, LOC, in an interview with ShippingWatch. The biggest threat lies elsewhere, says the firm.


5 October 2011: The Greek container ship MV Rena runs aground just off New Zealand. Ice blue waves wash over the deck, the once neatly-stacked containers hanging out over the rail. Three months later, the ship breaks in two and completely disappears under the surface over the following two days. Although maximum effort has been put into the rescue operation, it remains unfinished today, four years later.

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