As first reported by Splash, the Stellar Cosmo has suffered a defect, but it has since been fixed and the Polaris Shipping-controlled ore carrier is now en route to Singapore to pick up bunkers and onwards to China to deliver a cargo of iron ore.
Polaris had denied that there was anything wrong with the 1992-built converted ore carrier, following Splash’s original report.
Polaris has come under fire following the sinking of another converted bulker, the Stellar Daisy on March 31 and the subsequent finding of a crack on another converted ore carrier, Stellar Unicorn.
“The alarm monitoring system did experience a small issue and has been fixed by those on board,” a spokesperson for Polaris in Singapore said today, replying to questions posed about the Stellar Cosmo.
In the wake of the Stellar Daisy sinking, Busan-based Polaris conducted a fleet-wide urgent inspection. The Stellar Daisy went down in the South Atlantic with the likely loss of 22 lives.