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The 2015 shipwreck of Thorco Cloud remains unclear

Since Thorco Cloud's dramatic shipwreck over one year ago, the accident report has still not been completed, meaning that the question of liability and compensation cannot be addressed. The Danish carrier has criticized delays in the process, which falls under the responsibility of the flag states and the Indonesian authorities.

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16 months after Thorco Cloud sank in the Singapore Strait after a violent collision with tanker vessel Stolt Commitment costing six lives, investigating authorities have not yet issued an accident report detailing reasons for the accident. The vessel was owned by Danish carrier group Thorco.

This has left Thorco Projects frustrated because several central questions relating to the sunken vessel remain unanswered, including where jurisdiction falls, says Head of Security Torben Jørgensen, Thorco Projects, to ShippingWatch.

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