Hier noch als Ergänzung zum Thema eine Art Kommentar von shipwrecklog.com, ganz interessant in der Fragestellung, wie ich finde:StephanG2312 hat geschrieben: ↑Mo 15. Jun 2020, 19:39Bis auf die Haltung zum Thema Öl im Meer haben Eure Sichtweisen durchaus auch ihre Berechtigung und sind nachvollziehbar, auch wenn ich sie nicht teile. Ich denke, nun sind alle Argumente soweit ausgetauscht. Bin mal gespannt, ob man irgendwo irgendwann außerhalb dieses Forums zu dem Thema nochmal etwas liest.
Back in February 2020, there had been reports the vessel had sustained several cracks and structural damage. Like many of her sister ships, the Stellar Banner size and design may have made it vulnerable to structural failures. Thus any minor grounding would result in structural damage and eliminate any attempts to tow the vessel to a shipyard for repairs.
There have been many documented cases of design failures that plagued sister ships. In 1892, the SS Western Reserve and SS W. H. Gilcher sank in the Great Lakes. Both vessels were one of the first to be built with steel. Reports determine the steel used had too much phosphorus and sulfur making the steel brittle. There was only one single survivor between both vessels. With ore carriers, the lost of the Derbyshire in 1980 and her sister ship Kowloon Bridge in 1986 prompted the further investigations of possible structure flaws in both vessels construction. Thus when you see a list of structural failures in a fleet of vessels, an wider investigation may be warranted.
List of recent VLOC incidents:
Vale Beijing sustains structural damage during loading in 2011
Stellar Daisy foundered with all hands in 2017
Stellar Unicorn finds structural damage in 2017 and later sold for scrap
Stellar Queen sustains cracks on main deck in 2017 while sailing in ballast
Stellar Cosmo sustains structural damage while searching for survivors of the Stellar Daisy and later sold for scrap in 2017
Stellar Banner strikes bottom and later declared total constructive loss in 2020