A vessel carrying radioactive waste is now under tow after a fire forced it to cut its engines off the coast of Scotland yesterday night.
A public comment by DNV GL vice president Knut Dohlie at the International Union of Marine Insurers (IUMI) 2014 Conference is set to ignite more controversy as it postulates that a "non-robust" design caused the break-up and sinking of the MOL Comfort, although the class society's findings are based on its own models made with only publicly available data and some assumptions.
As the people who have to worry about paying out when something goes wrong, the increasing size of vessels concerns marine insurers greatly.
The death toll from the sunken South Korean ferry has continued to rise as scores of people remained missing.
The confirmed death toll in the South Korean ferry disaster has risen to 28, as it was revealed the third officer was in charge of the vessel at the time of the accident.
At least nine people have died and close to 300 remained missing after a South Korean ferry sank in Korean waters on Wednesday, as search and rescue operations are continuing.