Star Polaris incident

By Accidents

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. said that one of its ships, the STAR POLARIS, sustained bottom damage when came to the port of Eregli, Turkey. Following a investigation of the damages, the ship continued for repairs to Daewoo Mangalia shipyard. The repairs are suppose to be finished in about 30 days. As a result of the accident, the ship has been announced off hire by its charterers.
The company has started an investigation into the circumstances of the accident and has reserved its rights about the unsafeness of the port.
The company hope the cost of the repairs to be covered by the ship’s hull and machinery insurance policy, subject to the applicable terms.