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Report points to hull failure as cause of Stellar Daisy wreck

A structural flaw in the hull of Stellar Daisy made the large bulker sink in 2017 in an accident that cost 22 lives, concludes casualty investigation report. The report rejects liquefied cargo as main cause of the wreck.

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A structural flaw in the hull of Stellar Daisy made the large bulker list and sink shortly thereafter while transporting iron ore from Brazil to China in March of 2017.

The wreck cost 22 of 24 crew members their lives, and the casualty investigation report of the Marshall Islands' Maritime Administrator points to a "catastrophic structural failure of the ship's hull" as the main cause of the accident.

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