MV-Star Banner, loaded with Iron Ore cargo (ex-China) at the Ponta da Madeira Terminal state of Maranhão, reported having suffered on ship's bow after sailing off the port access channel. Port Authorities are already engaged and all the crew has been evacuated. https://t.co/Yfymxe5Zxo pic.twitter.com/EZvy3IIzG1— BMP, Maritime (@BmpMaritime) February 26, 2020
this was announced by the brazilian Navy, who has identified the ship as the MV Star Banner, indicating that it sank a little more than a hundred kilometers away from the port of Itaqui, in Maranhao, from which it had started in the direction of China, where he was waiting for the April 4 to Qingdao.
Segundo o site Marine Traffic, o navio MV Star Banner com carregamento de minério it adernou a cerca de 100 quilômetros do porto de Itaqui, no Maranhão, de onde saiu, com destino ao porto de Qingdao, na China, onde era esperado para chegar no dia 4 de abril. +— M. Avante Brasil (@MovAvanteBrasil) February 26, 2020
The ship's crew was evacuated, and four tugs were sent to the area of the shipwreck to monitor the situation, and evaluate the possible environmental damage. The Star Banner is owned by the south Korean company Polaris, and had been contracted by Vale to transport iron ore in China.
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