Seatrade Maritime is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


VDR located and recovered from the Stellar Daisy

The voyage data recorder (VDR) from the sunken wreck of the Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) Stellar Daisy has been recovered.

Ocean Infinity located the wreck of the Stellar Daisy after a 10 day search approximately 1,800 nautical miles due west of Cape Town, South Africa, and according to Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries have now found and retrieved the VDR using a remote operated vehicle (ROV). The VDR is now being stored in de-ionized water to prevent corrosion.

The discovery of the VDR from the Stellar Daisy will hopefully shed more light on what caused the sudden sinking of the vessel 31 March 2017 while transporting iron ore from Brazil to China, was located at a depth of 3,461 metres in South Atlantic Ocean. Just two of the 24 crew survived the casualty.


Pictures taken by the ROV from Ocean Infinity also showed the IMO number of the Stellar Daisy.

The Stellar Daisy started life as a very large crude carrier (VLCC) tanker and was converted to a VLOC raising concerns over the conversion process.


Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Looking For Suppliers?

Maritime Market is the online marketplace for the global maritime industry, making it easy to connect with suppliers 365 days a year. Powered by an extensive database of maritime professionals and businesses.