Tag Archives: VLOC

Search Continues for 22 Crew Missing After VLOC Stellar Daisy Sinks off Uruguay

So far, only two of the crew of 24 have been rescued after the Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) Stellar Daisy capsized and sank suddenly on Friday, March 31st. The 266,00 DWT Marshall Island registered  bulk carrier was reported to have … Continue reading

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Update: Cracking on the Vale Beijing – Offloading Bunkers and Transferring Cargo

In early December, on her maiden voyage, the VLOC (Very Large Ore Carrier) Vale Beijing suffered structural cracking while loading cargo in northeast Brasil.  As reported by Maritime Propulsion , the extent of the damage was significant – the hull plating was found to … Continue reading

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How Big is Too Big? The Strange Case of the Valemax VLOCs

The Vale Brasil is the largest dry cargo ship in the world with a capacity of over 400,000 DWT.  It is the first of the Valemax class of  Very Large Ore Carriers (VLOC).   The Vale Brasil  was built with one purpose – to carry iron … Continue reading

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